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55043 near Alaşehir, Turkey

55043 near Alaşehir, Turkey

Album Turkey 1987

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25-May-1987: The secondary mainline from Usak to Alaşehir runs over a mountain range and thus features challenging grades, hairpin bends, tunnels and high bridges.  The tour had spent a few hours in Usak, holding our departure to ensure we could be at this high bridge just before sundown.  The sun broke through clouds just in time to light up 0-10-0 55043 as it led our train across the bridge.

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