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Selcuk - Steam Engine Museum

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Selcuk - Steam Engine Museum

Riding is as important as the Destination..

Try to see the brown traffic signs towards your destination as these signs will take you to the secret places here in Turkey..

Take yourself out of the Izmir-Aydın highway from Belevi, Selcuk exit. Couple of miles after you leave Selcuk, right after the nice bends descending, you will definately not miss the town called Camlik.

Camlik can also be reached from Kusadasi, if you are already staying there. It is only 16 km from the downtown. Search for the signs to "Camlik".

Railroads adventure in Turkey commenced 153 years ago. In 1856, the first railroad network was built by the Britains in between Aydin and Alsancak (Izmir) to carry the products of the fertile Meander Valley to Izmir harbour, to be shipped abroad.

In the middle of this 150 km first railroad of Turkey, stand Aziziye Station. Right in the middle. At the highest point of these two stations. The idea to put a station there was to give maintenance to the train sets and in order to give push support at this highest point.

Later during the history of Turkis Republic, when Ataturk, the founder of the Turkis Republic, visited this place due to Aegean military exercises, he asked the locals to call this place "Camlik" due to the  pine trees surrounded the area. Todays Camlik Steam Engine Museum is run by the son of the station director at those times, Mr. Atilla Misirlioglu. The present Museum is the largest open air Steam Engine Museum. In the Turkish rail road network, there are only a few hot steam engines, which help either exhibition puposes or to touristical shows. But you can see 40 of those steam engines here, and many of theöm are still waiting for the renovance. Unfortunately non of them live hot) but this is a very good sample of Turkey's industrial heritage.

I hope you can spare a 60 minute to explore and visit to this site, on your destination.

You are allowed to see the engines and the wagons of the past and see their interiors. This museum also offers a nice restaurant called "Le Wagon"


Some of these photos were taken earlier when we visited this place together with OMM Izmir Chapter, during their visit to Kusadasi right after the forest fire in 2007.

Here is a picture of what you see at the entrence..

 



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These are the first a few of over 40 engines waiting for you. Each of them has a plque giving engine details, year built and origin both in Turkish and English.



THe lines strecthing to the warehouse on the right are the orginals laid in 1856 whilst building the first network of Turkey



This is where the rail road staff turns an engine towards another direction. Usually used in small intersection stations. They take the engine at top of this turn table and with a hand crank they easily turn the direction of the engine towards the next line




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Here is a closer shot of the 153 year old lines..



You can recognize the majesty of these engines better with something next to them to compare.



This is another retired body awaiting for her turn to become a nice lady like the others in the garden.

The following photos were taken 2008 August during an interview with Aksam Newspaper for my YolaSelam project by reporter Ms. Sezen Ozsavrangil, and later published in the paper on a full page. We requested a special permission to get the bike into the garden of the Museum.




And these two are to show the majesty of these engines once more.

 

Do not focus on the destination only. If you really have a high vision, it is not possible to miss the brown signs spreaded almost every where here in Turkey. Because they will take you not onlty the sacred places like the Steam engines Museum but to many other secrets of the this beautiful landscape. Do it.. You will never regret..

Ride to Explore..

 

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