Pete also took a couple of non-railway pictures which will interest those who, like me, are afficionados of Puerto de Sóller - they show the demolition of the old building which used to house the fishermen's equipment and nets and the Fish Restaurant. Thanks for these photos Pete.
Finally, a picture of my own, taken in September this year
The following report by Mike Bent appeared in the November issue of Today's Railways
Though extremely interesting, there are some inaccuracies inasmuch as not one but three underground carparks now intersect the old tunnel - see
They are at Plaça Mayor, Plaça Olivar and the new one - see
http://www.majorcarailways.com/newsletter_aug2001.htm) at Plaça d'Espanya.
I wonder whether there will be a terminus at the new underground station or whether the line might continue out to the northern suburbs somewhere. It will also be interesting to see what happens at Parque del Mar where the tunnel debouches within metres of the ornamental lake which was built over the old port railway yard.
Watch this space !!
A video of the Sóller Railway was recently transmitted on the Travel Channel on Sky. It was an extremely good 45 minute program with a great deal of information given in the commentary. A DVD of the program plus a driver's cabview of the line is available at
I've already got mine !! Second person in the list of acknowledgements was Miguel Galmés Schwarz who was, until recently, Director of the Sóller Railway.The new Director is Miquel Socías. I wish him the very best in his new job and I hope we will be able to establish the same good relations that we had with his predecessor.
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