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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Other Narrow Gauge => Topic started by: Stephen Piwowarski on August 03, 2018, 08:05:26 AM

Title: Budapest Children's Railway
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on August 03, 2018, 08:05:26 AM
Attached below is an interesting article on the Children's Railway in Budapest. It is interesting to note that all of the positions on the railway, save the engineers are filled by children under age 18, and some as young as 10.

There were many children's railways across the former USSR and Soviet Satellite states, most of them 600-750mm gauge. They were meant to prepare children for work on the state railways but, perhaps more importantly, to teach teamwork, problem solving, and life skills.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/gyermekvasut-budapest-railway/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/gyermekvasut-budapest-railway/index.html)
Title: Re: Budapest Children's Railway
Post by: Steve Smith on August 03, 2018, 09:50:16 PM
Steve, this reminded me of a work with a title almost the reverse of the name of the RR in Budapest--the British classic The Railway Children written by Edith Nesbit in 1906, eventually the inspiration for a movie version, filmed in part on the Keithley and Worth Valley Railway in England.
Title: Re: Budapest Children's Railway
Post by: Steve Smith on August 03, 2018, 09:53:35 PM
1,000 pardon-me's for neglecting to end the italics after the book's title!