Special Steam Train at Mladějov na Moravě 2004
On 9 October 2004 Spolek přátel železnic (the Friends of Railway Club)
organized for photographers a ride of a special steam train on the former
industrial narrow-gauge railway at Mladějov na Moravě. Since the 20s of 20th
century this railway with total length 10,5 km connected shale mines near
Hřebeč with fireclay plant in Mladějov. Now only a part of this railway is
in condition to be operated.
The special train was hauled by the biggest and the most powerful locomotive
of this railway - steam locomotive No. 5, which was biult by locomotive
works Krauss Linz in 1929. This locomotive was operated there till the end
of regular operation of the line in 1991. Therefore it was (together with
local locomotive No. 1) the last steam locomotive in regular service in the
Czech Republic. Today it serves for occasionaly haulage of nostalgic trains.