In Pärnu's modern intercity bus terminal, you might accidentally run into a train! That's because on the 110th anniversary of the Pärnu-Valga narrow gauge railway, the first one in Estonia, it was decided that its historic location should be marked. In 2006, a steam locomotive built in 1911 by the O. & Koppel factory in Germany and a platform wagon built in 1913 by the Arthur Koppel company in St. Petersburg were placed at the location of the former passenger station in the centre of Pärnu.
Great little diversion while waiting for your bus. The railway car is the perfect photo opportunity.
1911 O&K 0-4-0T on loan from the Eesti Muuseum Raudtee at Lavassaare. Stands on the site of the original narrow gauge station in Parnu.
We were expecting something more, but it was just a small locomotive. Right along the street/ road with all kind of vehicles passing in downtown. It seems kids like climbing on it, tourists also...