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Along the Vlara Railway

Pitin / Pitin loop

The part of the railway between Bojkovice and Pitin used to be particularly difficult for steam engines pulling long freight trains. Before the Pitin hill they often had to be divided to make the superelevated curve – the difference in elevation being some 50m. When you look in a map, you can see that the track forms a very sharp turn here. To a passenger on a passing train, it offers a nice view of the village and its landmark, the St Stanislaus church from 1851.

Since there are some smaller loops a little further up at Hostetin, with a little imagination, this section of the railway reminds one of a meandering river.

The area around Pitin has a long tradition in fruit growing and processing. When the region was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (until 1918), the fruit which was grown here used to travel a long way – to Vienna (Austria), Poland, Silesia, and Russia. The dried fruit coming from Pitin and the plum brandy (slivovice) produced in this area are still very popular today.

GPS position

N 49° 2.249', E 17° 50.587'
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Contact

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