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RESIDENCE ON WHEELS - THE TRAIN OF PEACE  

THE BLUE TRAIN - one of the most famous and most popular trains in the whole world was built in 1959 for special needs of former president of SFRY- Josip Broz Tito. Designed as a place that provides accommodation, working conditions and opportunity to complete all protocol obligations while traveling, this train was real residence on wheels in the country and abroad - THE TRAIN OF PEACE.

Equipped with all what was necessary for the luxurious and comfortable traveling, the train was labeled with the good reason as a train saloon. The interior of the train was mostly made of wood. The builders used mahogany, pear and walnut, and saloons and hallways were decorated with marquetry. The interior in Art Deco style was completed with quality materials (wool carpets, velvet and silk) and preserved in its authentic form.

The main part of the blue train consists of: apartment saloon of the president, ceremonial conference saloon, dining car, central kitchen, apartment saloon for guests, sleeping car and energy-distribution wagon.

The president Tito had over 60 politicians from all over the world as guests in his blue train, which made more then 600 000 km.

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Bar Station, 29th of May 1976, at the time
of exploitation beginning of the railway Beograd-Bar

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Josip Broz Tito enters the Blue train saloon
on Belgrade Railway Station,
28th of May 1976

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Blue train time-table during the visit
of the English Queen Elizabeth II,
on 19th-20th of October 1972

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