On this day, May 30, 1976, the last whistle sounded on the popular Ćiro train in Dubrovnik as it embarked on its farewell tour.
The famous Ćiro line met its end 41 years ago today. The railroad engineers on board the last train were Ivan Raič-Rale and Tomo Prcović, reports Dubrovnik.net on May 30, 2017.
The end of the Ćiro line marked the transformation of Dubrovnik into a coastal city.
It was the definitive end of rail traffic in Dubrovnik; in 1970 the Dubrovnik trams were replaced by buses. Shortly after the Ćiro route went off the rails, and as more time went by, there were fewer traces of the existence of the Dubrovnik railways. Decades after its abolition, the tracks live in the memories of the people who lived during that time, and in particular through the photographs from that era.
Decades after its abolition, the tracks live in the memories of the people who lived during that time, and in particular through the photographs from the era.
Some of the best photos are by Jim Horsford, a lover of narrow-gauge railways who took the route from Capljina to Dubrovnik in 1972, thus photographing the journey.
According to Horsford, the Ćiro line was the most beautiful narrow-gauge railway in the world.