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.
The main station at Macomer, which is served by modern trains. Like most of the routes in Sardinia, the line is mainly single track.
Old water tower at the station.
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.
The station is extensive, with carriage sheds and workshops.
New and old.
On the platform can be seen the mechanical chains for controlling the points.
Old school graffiti on the station.
Business was sparse for the magazine seller outside the station.
Located next to one of the carriage sheds was this old steam locomotive, FCS5, manufactured by Italian builders Società Italiana Ernesto Breda.
The loco dates from 1914 and seemed tatty, but in serviceable condition.
Walking around the town (population: 10,000).
Behind the main road was a strip of mainly disused factories.
The long closed Dalmasso Dairy.
Closed woolen mill.
Read more about the industries on this strip in this excellent article.
This was a bit worrying.
Back at the station – and this time on the right rain!