Narrow-gauge railways in Slovakia and their use for tourism purposes

Daniel Michniak

Abstrakt
Narrow-gauge railways represent one of the most important chapters in history of railway transport in Slovakia. They had a significant position in the economic development of many regions in Slovakia mainly in the first part of the 20th century. Forest or field railways successively lost their original function. Many of them were abandoned and disassembled, but in some cases they have found new function and they serve for the purposes of tourism. The aim of this article is to present existing narrow-gauge railways in Slovakia and analyse their use for purposes of tourism. Particular attention is devoted to the best examples of their functioning in Slovakia – the Čiernohronská Railway, the Kysuce-Orava Forest Railway and the Tatra Electric Railways.
Słowa kluczowe: narrow-gauge railways, Slovakia, tourism
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