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Ed Lecuyer

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Obejo Old Train Station
« on: March 30, 2021, 07:21:33 PM »
We get a fair amount of interesting email on a daily basis. This one came in today, and I thought others may enjoy it.




José Manuel Serrano Esparza
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Dear Sirs :

First of all, excuse me for sending you this email without previously knowing each other.

My name is José Manuel Serrano Esparza and I have been a great enthusiast of classic trains and their history, as well as feeling a great passion for the railway modelism embodied by reference-class brands like Marklin, Fleischmann, TT Zeuke, Roco, Weinert, Trix, Liliput, Brawa, Gützold, Bachmann and others.

I do believe that classic trains with the iconic steam locomotives are probably the historical cream of the crop in this scope regarding exceptional beauty, very special aura, charm, amazing technology for the time, fabulous sound and unforgettable remembrances for those ones who have had the chance of watching them advance with their sumptuous elegance dating back to their halcyon days during XIX and XX Centuries.

I consider myself simply one more enthusiast of this fascinating railway world, evidently I´m not an expert, and though my knowledge is very limited, after many trips to the area of Cerro Muriano and the Obejo Old Train Station in Córdoba province (Spain) I decided to do this humble article that I hope you will like and with which my only intention with this email has been to share emotions and feelings :

OBEJO OLD TRAIN STATION : A FASCINATING TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
By José Manuel Serrano Esparza


I beg your pardon if I could disturb you any way.

Yours sincerely,

          José Manuel Serrano Esparza
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Re: Obejo Old Train Station
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 08:25:11 PM »
What a neat article.  What went through my mind ;  Could this be Spain's version of the East Broad Top?  Looks like all the facilities are there standing tall against time.  I wonder what possibilities there are for its return as a tourist railroad?
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Re: Obejo Old Train Station
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 11:28:05 AM »
Ed  thank him for the disturbance!

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Re: Obejo Old Train Station
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 09:49:49 PM »
Another email from our Spanish friend...


Excuse me again. I send you this email because I have made a new article including an interview with Mr Pedro Cuadro Calvente, the last surviving railwayman of the legendary Obejo Old Train Station, who worked in it during the halcyon days of trains driven by steam locomotives and one of the very few currently alive men in the world who witnessed the heyday of steam trains.

He is a great and humble man, remembering a myriad of anecdotes and very special contexts, transporting back to that wonderful era of steam trains :

PEDRO CUADRO CALVENTE : INTERVIEW WITH A HISTORICAL SPANISH RAILWAYMAN FROM THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVES ERA

Yours sincerely,

           José Manuel Serrano Esparza
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