Full Steam Ahead: A Locomotive Trip Down The Sázava Pacific

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From Braník to Čerčany on a steam-powered locomotive.

A steam train runs from the Braník train station, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along the Sázava river. Nicknamed the Sázava Pacific, the route is known for its beautiful surroundings, including canyons.

The name was given to the route by the tramps that would hop on for the ride, according to Czech.cz. The train also rides along the Gold River, where the tramps searched for gold. Here, you can still see the old, wooden cabins that the tramps lived in while they search for their riches. The tramps named the route because the canyon was representative of the landscapes of the Wild West, according to the same article.

The total trip takes more than three hours to complete. However, there are plenty of beautiful views and history to appreciate along the way. Two steam-powered trips will happen this summer, on August 18 to Kácova, and on September 1 to Vlašim.

Author: red


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