Prilep to Bitola – A beautiful train ride in Macedonia

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The train from Prilep to Bitola in southern Macedonia goes through a beautiful rural scenery, and at the same time is an evidence to the decaying rural life in this region.

A short video clip

The voyage in stills

Prilep is a charming laid back town, but as train service in Macedonia is aging, the town’s station allows a sort of a retrospective view into train history.

The view from the short ride is inspiring, especially during sunset time

The few passengers on the train use it to go back from the “big city” to the little remaining villages. The sights of disembarking the train in the middle of nowhere is usual for this ride.

Here’s a control station that knew better days

As well as an abandoned station along the route

Finally we reach Bitola in the evening

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