TCDD has become the favorite of the latest active railway train tour operators and film production companies. The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), the last active land train was the favorite of film production company with tour operators. Steam train enthusiasts tours and film shootings for renting the land train TCDD, the last 1 year, 200 thousand pounds revenue.
Railways, taking into account the incoming demands, continue to work to increase the number of land trains.
Steam locomotives (land trains), which have made a mark on a period and written for folk songs, were replaced by Diesel Train Sets (DMU) and High Speed Train (YHT). Some of the land trains, which were defeated by technology, were scrapped and some of them were taken to museums with eternal rests.
The 1 land railway that served under TCDD became a favorite of the tour operators and film production companies in recent years. Tour operators who want to organize a nostalgic trip from the country and abroad, apply to TCDD and rent a steam engine. Especially Germans rent tours in Anatolia every year by renting the land train.
Indispensable of historical movies and series
With the increasing interest in historical films, the construction companies are also knocking on the door of the TCDD for the land train. Production companies, 2011-2012 in some parts of the scenes between the 5 film was a black train. According to the number of kilometers, the duration of his wagons and the number of wagons behind him, TCDD had to be paid about a thousand liras. Four film companies submitted to the railway to take a movie with the steam locomotive by September.
Considering the increasing interest, TCDD rolled up its sleeves to increase the number of land trains. The biggest problem in the steam locomotives to be built is the construction of high pressure steam boilers. TCDD officials stated that the cost has increased due to the small number of companies that will make these boilers, and that the number of land trains will increase after the solution of this problem.
Source : www.haberciniz.biz