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The Sargan Eight

The Sargan Eight
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Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-12 13:32
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Šargan Eight is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Serbia, running from the village of Mokra Gora to Šargan Vitasi station. An extension to Višegrad in the Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was finished on 28 August 2010. It was planned to extend the railway to the village of Kremna by the end of 2011, and in 2013 to extend to the city of Užice.

The former East Bosnian railway was an important part of the former narrow-gauge main line from Sarajevo to Belgrade and closed in 1974. Between 1999 and 2003 the section over the Šargan pass was rebuilt by the Serbian Ministry of Tourism and the Yugoslav state railway JŽ, now the Serbian railways (Železnice Srbije) with great help from Emir Kusturica[citation needed], a famous film director who had the town of Drvengrad (near the Šargan Eight station on Mokra Gora) built for one of his movies.

As of 2017, the train popularly named "Ćira" but officially called "Nostalgia", still runs only on the route Mokra Gora-Šargan Vitasi-Mokra Gora, with occasionally running to Višegrad. During the snowy periods, it runs only from Mokra Gora to Jatare. In 2017 season it had 75,000 visitors, out of which 25,000 were foreign tourists.

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Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Jedinstvena pruga i lepota prirode.
Lepa stara stanica i male parne lokomotive.
Sve najbolje, srecno.

A nice view and a moment, interesting and good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice moment. Unique pruga and beauty of nature.
Nice old station and small steam locomotives.
All the best, good luck.

Hello dear Piotr and have a nice time
and a happy new day
dynamic photo with a hidden mystery
it seems like a scenery from the movie

Hi Piotr,

The dispersion of the smoke is creating depth. The point of view is showing the details of the old locomotive. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14369 W: 0 N: 16314] (174617)
  • [2018-07-12 21:20]


Ce graphsime de voies au sol quelle iamge et oc mpo et quelles anciennes locomotives et la gare de parcage et quel effet sur celle quei se met en marche avec la fumée sui sort superbe.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour, cher Piotr,
Beaucoup de nostalgie à travers cette prise de vue en voyant cette locomotive cracher sa fumée blanche créant de petits nuages blancs.
Une très belle ambiance restituée et une bonne note d'accompagnement.

Hi Piotr,
Well taken, good effect with smoke, nice perspective with these railways,tfs.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10197 W: 161 N: 16856] (129427)
  • [2018-07-13 0:21]

Czesc Piotr!
Piekna stacyjka i urocze lokomotywki.
Zatrzymane w kadrze jakby wczoraj.
Super miejsce.
Lubie takie...
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka.
Szkoda, ze nie poczekales az lokomotywa wyjedzie ;).
Milego dnia.

Wonderfully captured the steaming smoke from the old engine, Piotr.
We do not have running steam-locomotives - only one in a museum, in Israel, and never saw one riding.
The tracks, station complex and the forest-slop wonderfully complement the scene.
Have a nice Friday,

Ciao Piotr, lovely composition with fascinating old train, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend have a good weekend ciao Silvio

Hello Piotr,
The old steam engine is quite picturesque and the horizontal cloud of smoke has a nice effect. The tracks are graphically attractive and I like the look of the red roofs against the dark green background. The note is interesting.
Kind regards,

Hello Piotr,
A well framed composition with the locomotive under steam making a great focal point. I like the lights and colours and the excellent sharpness.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24925 W: 520 N: 42008] (180070)
  • [2018-07-13 4:57]

Hello Piotr,

Back to the old time with the nice steam locomotive.
You create nice depth and perspective with the rails of the train.
Excellent captured and nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12170 W: 126 N: 21953] (112111)
  • [2018-07-13 8:40]

Hi Piotr,this pic is absolutely fantastic for me! Direct in my 100 prefered,what a dark light,what a deep perspective,no people inside,a great capture of this railway not common to see and not famous in the tourist world,very very nice and well done,it seems to be in the past. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9586 W: 57 N: 16346] (60420)
  • [2018-07-13 9:52]

Hello Piotr,
What a charming little railway station, your photo offers a overview of the place and the old locomotives are well included on both sides of the composition. The red roofs and yellow wall bring some colour to the photo.

Czesc Piotr
Swietnie uchwyciles atmosfere miejsca gdzie mozna zobaczyc takie piekne stare pociagi. Te kleby pary maja wiele uroku.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14761 W: 1050 N: 30184] (141621)
  • [2018-07-13 22:03]

Hi Piotr,

I have been on this figure 8 loop train and it was good value for only about 5 euro. The train tracks provide excellent perspective and lead in lines. Good sharpness and the steam adds authenticity. Tfs!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10610 W: 146 N: 26710] (128171)
  • [2018-07-13 22:33]

Hej Piotr,

Haha, U mnie byla stara locomotzwa z muzeum, u Ciebie jest lepiej, bo dzialajacz pociag. Chetnie bym sie przejechala taka kolejka. Super obrazek. Pozdrawiam


Hi Piotr
Old train always brings back good old memories and a sense of joy really, in fact nothing like a steam train ride routing around with that clouds of smoke & steam.
Nostalgia and beautifully treated, Great shot
Best wishes

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 174 N: 18522] (82489)
  • [2018-07-15 1:36]


nice view of the old locomotives in evidence with the structure of the rail station around.nice mood.

take care


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16051 W: 159 N: 27974] (147094)
  • [2018-07-15 7:43]

Hi Piotr
Excellente réalisation, bien composer, parfaite capture de la fumée, l'effet graphique des rails, bonne netteté et couleurs
Bon dimanche

Witjaj Piotr, very good photo of this interesting scene from the past, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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