Klewan – Orshiv railway line
|Klewan – Orshiv|
|Route length:||4 km|
|Gauge :||1520 mm ( Russian gauge )|
The branch line branches off the main line Kovel – Kosjatyn in Klevan station in an easterly direction. It leads through a wooded swamp area. The adjacent forest has overgrown the route so that it appears to lead through a green tunnel .
The line was built in 1870 to provide a railway connection for the woodworking industry in Orshiv .
When photographer Serhii Delidon used the tunnel as a backdrop for wedding photos in 2009, the motif soon became very popular and made a career for itself on the Internet. Other photographers followed the “discoverer” and in 2014 Fujifilm used the location for a commercial . Other film teams followed, the “Green Love Tunnel” received cult status and was even recreated in China . In the USA and in the UK are Murals sold with the subject. The railway line is a popular destination.
The route also serves the woodworking industry, including the transport of pressboard , and a repair workshop for the Ukrainian armed forces for heavy equipment. Freight trains run several times a day.
- Marco Ristuccia, Christine Roth: In the tunnel of love . Photo report in: Chrismon 6/2018, pp. 32–40.
- Marco Ristuccia, Christine Roth: In the tunnel of love: Pictures of the Ukraine today (hardcover) . The Light Beam Publishing, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-947714-00-1 , p. 124.
- Roth, p. 38.
- Roth, p. 39.
- Roth, p. 40.
- Roth, p. 40.