Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses – in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

After jumping on the wrong train, we found ourselves with an hour to kill at the Sardinian town of Macomer in the province of Nuoro – and it turned out to be an interesting place to walk around.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

The main station at Macomer, which is served by modern trains. Like most of the routes in Sardinia, the line is mainly single track.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Old water tower at the station.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

A short walk from the mainline station is the large narrow gauge station, which is the junction of narrow-gauge lines branching from the main railway line running east to Nuoro and west to Bosa.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Most of the trains are covered in graffiti, and there was a wide range of rolling stock of all ages parked up around the station.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

The station is extensive, with carriage sheds and workshops.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

New and old.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

On the platform can be seen the mechanical chains for controlling the points.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Old school graffiti on the station.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Business was sparse for the magazine seller outside the station.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Located next to one of the carriage sheds was this old steam locomotive, FCS5, manufactured by Italian builders Società Italiana Ernesto Breda.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

The loco dates from 1914 and seemed tatty, but in serviceable condition.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Walking around the town (population: 10,000).

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Behind the main road was a strip of mainly disused factories.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Street art.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

The long closed Dalmasso Dairy.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Closed woolen mill.

Read more about the industries on this strip in this excellent article.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

This was a bit worrying.

Macomer, Sardinia: steam loco, narrow gauge railway and abandoned warehouses - in photos

Back at the station – and this time on the right rain!

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