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: Piraesus Rail Museum
Posted by daveklepper on Friday, October 29, 2021 7:26 AM

Steve Sattler

Oct 28, 2021, 8:56 PM (18 hours ago)
 
 
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Piraesus:-
        This ancient and well-known port is served by the Athens metro - the Green line; also a regular railway from Athens Larissa Station,  and a major highway.
Inside the massive 1850s metro station - is a small Train Museum. All the exibits [over 300, of them ]  have Greek explanations but the actual items are a deep view of how railways developed from over 170 years ago.
The Museum is free but a small shop inside has a few great items for sale. 
The Museum has three stories and several working items like an old train-switching switchboard,  -with many manual levers and an old light board.
 
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Posted by Overmod on Friday, October 29, 2021 9:41 AM

When did it start being spelled that way?  I don't recall it ever being anything but 'Piraeus' in English.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, October 29, 2021 9:39 PM

I thought it was Piraeus as well, "Where worn-out ships go to die."

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Posted by Paul Milenkovic on Saturday, October 30, 2021 7:56 AM

Overmod

When did it start being spelled that way?  I don't recall it ever being anything but 'Piraeus' in English.

 

I performed a Web search for "Piraesus", and it turned up a link to a discussion of the Piraesus Rail Museum.  As a matter of a citation, here is the link

: Piraesus Rail Museum - Trains Magazine - Trains News Wire, Railroad News, Railroad Industry News, Web Cams, and Forms

So Piraesus must be a place name Confused

If GM "killed the electric car", what am I doing standing next to an EV-1, a half a block from the WSOR tracks?

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