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Photo Mystery No. 2. Can You Guess The Country Where This Railway Photo Was Taken?

If you scroll down to my posting of Oct 4 you’ll see a scene from a rail yard in a large city. At the time of writing this weeks posting, no one has as yet correctly identified the city where the Oct 4 photo was taken. See the comments under the Oct 4 post if you think you know the answer.

New Mystery Photo #2 – Guess the Country

If you thought that was hard, try and pick the country where this scene was photographed. It is not near a city but is near a small town and the engine is doing some shunting work and reversing. If you want to have a go at guessing the country, then simply add your guess directly below today’s posting using the COMMENTS LINK under the photo.

rail shunting photo

I will add a reply in the COMMENTS section when/if someone picks the correct answer.

UPDATE –

Thanks to everyone who participated in this quiz. I’m glad you enjoyed having a go.

The suggested locations were many and varied, although the mountains drew a number of suggestions including: Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Russia, Brazil, PA in the USA, Northern Italy, Soth Africa, Germany, Soth Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, Spain, Rochester – New York, Australia, Peru, East Africa, Indonesia, Austria, Burma, India, Ecuador – South America, and Slovakia.

Well done to Kevan Mullan who was first to guess the correct location which is revealed in the COMMENTS section below this post.

60 Responses to Photo Mystery No. 2. Can You Guess The Country Where This Railway Photo Was Taken?

  • jeremysays:

    looks like Japan…

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • John Bellsays:

    Canada

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Herb Wattssays:

    Switzerland

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Léo Nourysays:

    From Chili

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Not there

  • W Rusty Lanesays:

    USSR – Now Russia

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Dale Arendssays:

    Brazil

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Jim Johnstonsays:

    PA US of A

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      not PA USA

  • Neil Glennsays:

    Looks like northern Italy, to me!

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Mikesays:

    France because of the electics

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Barriesays:

    South Africa

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • J E Wilsonsays:

    Germany

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Charles Vinsonsays:

    The trees appear to be tropical by nature, and the rails dont appear to be north american. So my guess is central or south american generally. The country i can only guess as Chile with snow on the mointains.

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Robert McKeeversays:

    South Korea

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry

  • Garthsays:

    New Zealand, halfway between Christchurch and Greymouth.

    • Robert Andersonsays:

      Sorry not beautiful NZ

  • Lawrence Virts jrsays:

    Sweden

  • Tomsays:

    Spain

  • Henk van Schuursays:

    I think Spain.

  • Dragossays:

    China

  • Steve Gladstonesays:

    Rochester, new york

  • Vlad Copetisays:

    New Zealand

  • Vlad Copetisays:

    Australia

  • Phil Bowermansays:

    India?

  • Phillip Collinssays:

    Sweden?

  • Rick Scottsays:

    Peru?

  • kevan mullansays:

    Taiwan

  • Marklin edsays:

    It’s Peru

  • Fergus Ducharmesays:

    How about East Africa?

  • Chris Millssays:

    Indonesia

  • Don Kettlesays:

    I will say Austria.

  • Brian McDonnellsays:

    Andora

  • Timsays:

    Burma

  • Gary Cutlersays:

    Italy

  • Gustavosays:

    India

  • scottsays:

    Iceland

  • Alfred D Bowmansays:

    Austria

  • Enrique Gasparinisays:

    Ecuador

  • Henry Gasparinisays:

    Ecuador, South America.

  • Davidindensays:

    This looks like Japan, to me.

  • Seansays:

    Indonesia

  • Borissays:

    Neither this is Sweden, nor Norway, Denmark or Finland. In fact it’s probably none of the EU countries. We use buffers and screw couplers. Except Finland that uses Russian gauge, and central couplers. Spain I don’t know. But Spain, Portugal and Finland have broad gauge. Narrow gauge lines can have central couplers, but they are in general not electrified. Except in Switzerland. It does not look very narrow though. The few buildings have a West-Central Europe touch in my eyes. But it looks more subtropic than Switzerland. And I miss those signs that say, “we get snow in winters”. Gosh, this was hard. No guess, just muess 🙂

    • louia hofstadsays:

      Austria

  • Bill Martzsays:

    Slovakia

  • Robert Andersonsays:

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this quiz. I’m glad you enjoyed having a go.

    The suggested locations were many and varied, although the mountains drew a number of suggestions including: Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Russia, Brazil, PA in the USA, Northern Italy, Soth Africa, Germany, Soth Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, Spain, Rochester – New York, Australia, Peru, East Africa, Indonesia, Austria, Burma, India, Ecuador – South America, and Slovakia.

    The correct location is –

    Well done to Kevan Mullan who was first to guess the correct location of Taiwan.

  • Ray Broomfieldsays:

    Xincheng Taroko Station. Photo taken from North looking South (railway line is North South railway regardless of actual compass heading).

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