The Bulgarian National Railway Museum in Ruse is situated on the southern bank of the River Danube. Funds for railway preservation of any kind are extremely scarce in Bulgaria and those wishing to maintain the country's railway heritage face an almost impossible task. This view taken on 23rd April 2017, shows the external display area where part of the collection is constantly exposed to the elements. Amid other exhibits, present in this view from left to right are steam locomotive No. 15.215, a Class 2-10-0 dating from 1939, 0-6-0 No. 148 from 1868 and the initial Class 51 Ganz Mavag diesel shunter 51-001. The electrified line in the foreground is very much active providing a freight connection to the Western Industrial Zone and Port.
Stephen Ginn       

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