Almost like in Oregon
Slovenia is mountainous country, at least better part of it, but this doesn't mean it's easy to picture the mountain railroading here. On the whole 60 km length of the mainline between Ljubljana and Jesenice there is practically only one place breathing the real mountainous atmosphere, the section between the stations Globoko and Radovljica where the line climbs out of the Sava River valley. I visit this place quite often, as it is very picturesque, and somehow it reminds me of the Rockies, or more specifically, to the Rocky Mountains' regions in Oregon and Washington. Perhaps this is somewhat preposterous thought, but I enjoy it whenever I'm there, and while I observe and photograph the trains on this electrified line, in my imagination I try to picture myself how it must have been watching the trains on the only electrified railroad across the Rockies, now long abandoned Milwaukee line to Seattle and Portland.