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CP 1412 leads the historical train on its return to Porto

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©  Oct 7, 2011





Canon EOS Kiss Digital X

Exposure: 1/250
Aperture: f/9
Focal length: 33 mm
ISO: 200
Time: 14:31

CP 1412 leads the historical train on its return to Porto

why the steam was doubled with diesel?
The steam locomotive was on but not doing effort, only the diesel locomotive was pulling the train.
The steam locomotive did the all the run on for preventing damages in its moving systems, but I don't know why that can happen.
waw... seems like a rare moment then....
This run only happens one time a year in Portugal, normally.
The steam locomotive and the old cars in the Summer do tourist runs between Régua and Tua, two stations of Douro Line, side by side with Douro River.
After the Summer finish the old train return to Contumil (near Oporto) where stays parked until the Summer of the next year to return to Régua.

To save in time and money (diesel is cheaper then coal) the return run is with a diesel locomotive instead of using the steam locomotive.
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