Šargan Eight

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Šargan Eight
Sarganska osmica 1.jpg
Train passing the largest bridge of the line
Overview
Termini Mokra Gora
Šargan Vitasi
Technical
Track gauge 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in)

The Šargan Eight (Serbian: Шарганска осмица, Šarganska osmica) is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Serbia, running from the village of Mokra Gora to Šargan Vitasi station. An extension to Višegrad in the Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was finished on 28 August 2010. It was planned to extend the railway to the village of Kremna by the end of 2011, and in 2013 to extend to the city of Užice.

Train with class 83 engine
Map of the railway

The railway with a gauge of 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) was an important part of the former narrow-gauge main line from Sarajevo to Belgrade and closed in 1974. Between 1999 and 2003 the section over the Šargan pass was rebuilt by the Serbian Ministry of Tourism and the Yugoslav state railway JŽ, now the Serbian railways, Železnice Srbije, with great help from Emir Kusturica[citation needed], famous film director, whose home town Drvengrad is near the Šargan Eight station on Mokra Gora.

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