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 Post subject: The Immersive Experience--Trains and Futball
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:59 pm 

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Location: Inwood, W.Va.
OK, this may well belong in Railfanning (and if the administrators want to move it, I won't complain), but this is too cool not to share--and it does feature a heritage railroad, the Čierny Hron Railway, a former logging line, in Slovakia.

It's a scenic road, of course, and features steam power, but what makes it unusual is that it runs through a soccer ("futball") field. Yes, you read that right, through the field!

That may make it unique, but from some other video footage, it's not the only reason to ride the line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RPF4TezIno

About the stadium, which is for a local sports club; click on the photos to enlarge.

http://stadiumdb.com/stadiums/svk/stadion_cierny_balog

And about the railway:

http://spz.logout.cz/uzke/sk_chz/en_chz.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cierny_Hron_Railway

And a couple of longer videos on the railway. In the second one, the line is operating a recreated logging train with disconnect trucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcr7wHTKs3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8vAnlUdu_k

And historic footage, from when this little road was in regular service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9QdmlnS52E


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 Post subject: Re: The Immersive Experience--Trains and Futball
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:59 pm 

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Location: Youngstown, OH
A place where the railfans always sit in the bottom three rows and the futbol fans sit further up!

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