Tourist mining railroad in Sardinia

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Tourist mining railroad in Sardinia
Posted by daveklepper on Monday, March 2, 2020 2:43 AM

Sardinia, region

=Iglesias

An old Zinc & Lead mine. (It was  a sliver mine 2000 yrs ago =Roman. )

From Rabbi Rothschild -in Berlin.

"Obviously a former mine,  75cm tracks, now used for tourists - the
track is too good for mining purposes and the tub wagons are plinthed as
exhibits. Looks like the train leaves a platform, heads into the tunnel,
reverses out over the turning triangle. Presumably either a flameproof or a
battery loco, coaches built on freight-wagon frames.

From 1864 -1940 it was in use as a mine. Today it is just a tourist
 attraction.

The former train was a steam {wood only} train -today -it is batteries.

This is the Malfidano mine."

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, March 2, 2020 9:04 AM

Mining in Sardinia?  I had no idea.  Maybe I shouldn't be surprised.

Cute steam-profile battery locomotive!

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, March 2, 2020 12:07 PM

Probably used some old steam loco components. Like the cab.

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Posted by Fr.Al on Monday, March 2, 2020 7:32 PM

Probably, mining has been going on since the Roman times. Incidently, the Sardinian language is actually closer to Latin than any of the modern Romance languages. Isolation and all that. Like many smaller languages of Europe, there is no standard literary form.

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Posted by jhoaan355 on Friday, May 8, 2020 9:56 AM
Maybe a type of minery? And it still avilable? that's strange I red https://zopplo.com/ wrote about this mining railroad saying will closed. But don't know if keep open for tourist and all these things.

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