2-10-0 Compound Tank Engine set aside for preservation,  Pocinho, Portugal

Harvesting grapes in the Douro Valley

Glazed tiles

Pocinho Station


This fine tile mural represents the chief economic activity in this part of Portugal, the creation of port wine from grapes grown here and then shipped west to Porto. These blue-and-white tile murals cover entire façades of Portuguese churches.

Photograph and text by George P. Landow.

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Other views of the station

  • Three-quarter view of staion from South
  • Trackside view
  • Freight Station
  • Station scale