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A ten day visit to Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria. I flew to Sofia and then took “Transbalkan” to Thessaloniki and the straight south to Inoi and later to Athens. I then went to Agios Ioannis to wait for A-459 on a test run after refurbishment by NREC. It was on a large freight and A-503 was helping at times also. The real test started early in the morning from Lianokladi with A-459 taking the massive train single handed up into the hills, totally flat out at walking pace, amazing sight and sounds! From Domokos A-503 continued alone to Thessaloniki and I was delighted to get to hotel and some major sleep! Next day I was out chasing freights with Nikos at Filadelphia, Mouries, Doirani and Rodopoli and then to Istanbul and the “Pamukkale Express” to Denizli. From there to Basmane for two nights in Izmir. Then it was “Ege Ekspresi” to Kütahya for night and then back to Istanbul via a long stop at Eskisehir, but in the time we managed a visit to the Tülomsas factory. Overnight to Sofia and a trip down the Lom branch before flying home the next day
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