Szymbark

Kolej Doliny Ropa (Ropa Valley Railway)
H0, Polish State Railway, 12 by 4 foot

 

Kolej Doliny Ropa

Epoch V & VI

Szymbark

Łosie

Klimkówka

Uście Gorlickie


Level crossing        Panoramas
 

Potted history as of 17.9.2017    from 1871-1914 the Hungarian Government planned to build Railway 617 through the Western Beskid mountains 60 Km (37.5 mile) from Bardejov to Gorlice. Bardejov and Gorlice were part of Austro-Hungarian Empire till 1919 when Gorlice passed to Poland and Bardejov to Czechoslovakia with Bardejov latterly becoming part of Slovakia. The local population is small and the local economy is a mix of tourism, forestry, and farming. I've twisted history with Railway 617 being built in the 1890s . The layouts are set in he Polish Ropa Valley between Szymbark and Uście Gorlickie during epochs V & VI (1990 onwards) so are rationalised - in British terms modern image. Traffic on Railway 617 is mostly through trains though locals serve the villages and hamlets in the Ropa Valley.

 
Level crossing - where most of the human interest takes place

Panoramas of the layout
 
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