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Narrow Gauge railway in Ventspils, Ventspils mazbānītis, Tvaika lokomotīve Ml-611, Ventspils Jūrmalas parks, Ventspils, Vilciens

Narrow Gauge railway in Ventspils

Code: V-554-14
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on August 9, 2014
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Seaside Open-Air Museum’s favourite exhibit and source of entertainment is the 600 mm narrow-gauge railway train Mazbānītis.

The two locomotives with 2nd and 3rd Class cars, as well as the popular open cars, currently operate on the 1.4 km Circular Line and the 3.0 km Hill Line that leads to the Ventspils Adventure Park.

The 1916 narrow-gauge railway train with a steam locomotive will take you on a slow trip, letting you see:    an exhibition of anchors,

  •     the historical main train station building,
  •     the depot,
  •     train stop replicas.


History of Mazbanītis
During World War 1, these railways were built by the German army, and the line connected Ventspils with fishing villages on the sea coast.
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A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in). Most narrow-gauge railways are between 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) and 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in).

Since narrow-gauge railways are usually built with smaller radius curves, smaller structure gauges and lighter rails, they can be less-costly to build, equip and operate than standard- or broad-gauge railways (particularly in mountainous or difficult terrain). Lower-cost narrow-gauge railways are often built to serve industries and communities where the traffic potential would not justify the cost of a standard- or broad-gauge line.

Narrow-gauge railways have specialized use in mines and other environments, where a small structure gauge necessitates a small loading gauge. They also have more-general applications. Non-industrial, narrow-gauge mountain railways are (or were) common in the Rocky Mountains of the United States and the Pacific Cordillera of Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, the former Yugoslavia, Greece and Costa Rica. In some countries, narrow gauge is the standard; Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Africa and the Australian states of Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania have a 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge, and Malaysia and Thailand have metre-gauge railways. Narrow-gauge trams, particularly metre-gauge, are common in Europe.
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Mazbānītis’ Narrow-Gauge Railway Track

Seaside Open-Air Museum’s favourite exhibit and source of entertainment is the 600 mm narrow-gauge railway train Mazbānītis.

Route of Mazbanītis
The two locomotives with 2nd and 3rd Class cars, as well as the popular open cars, currently operate on the 1.4 km Circular Line and the 3.0 km Hill Line that leads to the Ventspils Adventure Park.

During the trip you will see
The 1916 narrow-gauge railway train with a steam locomotive will take you on a slow trip, letting you see:

  • an exhibition of anchors,
  • the historical main train station building,
  • the depot,
  • train stop replicas.


History of Mazbanītis
During World War 1, these railways were built by the German army, and the line connected Ventspils with fishing villages on the sea coast.
www.latvia.travel

Narrow Gauge railway in Ventspils

Code: V-554-14
Author: Aivars Gulbis
Photo taken on August 9, 2014
FREE 1000 x 651 px
72 dpi
232 KB
S 1748 x 1165 px
14.8 x 9.87 cm / 300 dpi
MB
M 3000 x 2000 px
25.4 x 16.93 cm / 300 dpi
L 3549 x 2366 px
30.05 x 20.03 cm / 300 dpi
6.85 MB
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