How the Ferrocarril de Sóller, Mallorca acquired an 80-year-old train, let it rust, and sold it for scrap

Over at treneando, via Xabier Cabezón. From press reports you might believe that the entire island administration is composed of thieves, but there are idiots as well. Other historic Spanish train news: the Friends of the Basque Railway Museum have been expelled from the foundation responsible for the project for suggesting that the new director appeared to have been appointed consequence more of her friendship with the guy in charge of the selection process than her professional capacities. Never a dull moment.

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Last updated 24/01/2012

This post pre-dates my organ-grinding days, and may be imported from elsewhere.

Ferrocarril de Sóller (1): The Ferrocarril de Sóller, acronym FS, is an interurban railway and the name for the company which operates the electrified 3 ft narrow gauge tracks running between the towns of Sóller and Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The historic electric train takes a route north from the capital across the plains, winding through mountains and 13 tunnels of the Serra de Tramuntana, finally ending in the large railway station of the northern town of Sóller.

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  1. It’s not exactly an attractive locomotive. Perhaps they only saw it after finalising the deal.

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