Standard gauge sidings, Banovici washery, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Tues 10 June 2014. Looking south. This is where coal brought from the mines on the 76cm gauge railway is washed and transferred to standard gauge wagons for onward shipment. Some also leaves by road. The Banovici area has an enormous deposit of lignite (brown coal). After the Second World War, when a new Socialist Age was dawning in Tito's Yugoslavia, volunteers built a standard gauge 'Youth Railway' from Brcko to Banovici so that Banovici coal could supply Serbia. The single track line is 92km long and was completed in 190 days in the summer of 1946. Volunteers also built a 40km network of 76cm gauge lines from this washery at the end of the Youth Railway to the mines. At Brcko, the Youth Railway connected with a branch from Vinkovci, on the Zagreb - Belgrade main line. The line also supplies Tuzla power station, which was built later. The diesel is ZFBH 661-309.
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