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A one day tour to Be’er-Sheva, the 4th largest city in Israel, located in the northern part of the Negev-Desert.

The highlight of the visit was the Old-Turkish RR-station with the legendary no.70414 steam-engine locomotive.

Why a legendary engine? Besides what’s written in this Wikipedia page, one of Israel best known songs from the 1950th was telling its last day’s story… (You may recall, I told many times that we do not have active steam-engines in Israel – and truly never saw one riding). It is not operating since 1958, and only 14 of this British-made locomotives remain in the world.
The place is Ataturk-sq., the complex has the monument and statue, original RR station buildings built by the Turkish when ruled the land until 1917 (but that’s a diff. story), several wagons and this black giant locomotive. All within a newly built dwellings area.

An explanatory plaque is on the 1st WS.

Location: 31.2455, 34.7857 on the map.
Technicals: A RAW converted into JPEG, F10.0, exp.1/160, ISO100.

Ike

*** Altogether added 3 WS's.

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