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The little train of Pelion IV
This 60 cm gouge line ,one of the narrowest in the world ,is home to the loco and 4 cars of ''Moutzouris'' , a common Greek nickname reserved for someone who turns things black ,an obvious choice in the days of steam.
The route between Ano Lehonia and Milies is mountainous ,filled with lush vegetation .
With maximum speed 20 km/h the train is climbing Pelion ,stopping for 15 minutes at the Ano Gatzea and arriving to Milies ,in a total journey time of about 90 minutes.The ascent on the beautiful stopes of Mt. Pelion
has began.his historical little train ,that used to operate the whole route between Volos - Milies ,is literally line running on the construction of which began in 1892, in 1892. In 1896 the first part of the line ,namely until Ano Lehonia had been delivered.
The rest part until Milies would have to wait until 1903.


The chief engineer of the project was EVARISTO DE CHIRICO father to the well known painter and sculptor GIORGIO DE CHIRICO ,who was born to Volos.

The train would inspire him later and take its place in many of his creations .

The little train of Pelion crosses the mythical routes of the Centaurs and the Dodecatheon as ,according to the Ancient Greek Mythology ,Pelion was the summer habitat of the twelve Gods of Olympus

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  • Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11270 W: 23 N: 18494] (115451)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2016-05-29
  • Categories: Transports
  • Exposition: 1/416 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2016-06-04 1:15
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