1. Various of railway workers on strike at the train station
2. Close of railway tracks
3. Close of train pulling into station
4. Close up of Serbian flag attached to a building at the railway office
5. Railway workers on strike at the train station
5. Various of train
6. SOUNDBITE (Serbian) Branislav Ristivojevic, a senior adviser to Serbia's nationalist Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica and chairman of Serbia's state-owned railroad company:
"We are restoring our control over (this line) after a period of nine years. The direction of northern Kosovo in Zvecan will be under our full control. Nine years later we need to see what changes are required to improve the tracks and the maintenance of the railway tracks will be completed as soon as possible to the standard that they are required to be."
7. Close up of Serbian flag
8. SOUNDBITE (Serbian) Zoran Dugaje, official at the Zvecan railway station:
"Right now we have more then 200 wagons waiting. We are still waiting to see what will happen and we are waiting an answer from UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) railways to see what they say. The 200 wagons contain wheat, corn, so naturally we will need a solution as soon as possible so we can bring wagons inside the territory."
Serbia reclaimed control on Monday of a 50-kilometre (30-mile) stretch of rail line in northern Kosovo, a senior official said Monday, in defiance of the new state's government.
"We are restoring our control over (this line) after a period of nine years," said Branislav Ristivojevic, a senior adviser to Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica and chairman of Serbia's state-owned railroad company.
Earlier, a few dozen Serb railroad workers blocked passage of a freight train on the line in Zvecan, which is 120 kilometres (75 miles) north Kosovo, saying they would not work for Kosovo's railway company and demanding to be transferred to Serbia's state-owned railroad.
Some trains containing wheat and corn where held up according to railway officials.
"Naturally we will need a solution as soon as possible so we can bring wagons inside the territory," said Zoran Dugaje an official at the Zvecan railway station.
The surprise move to reclaim control of the stretch of the railway is likely to increase tensions between the Serbs and Kosovo's authorities and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) peacekeepers.
It is in line with the Belgrade government's instructions to the Serb minority to shun any contact with Kosovo's government after it declared independence two weeks ago, and to work directly with Serbia instead.
Hundreds of Serb policemen have handed over their badges and weapons rather than submit to Kosovar authorities.
Serb protesters have torched border crossing points with Serbia and have blocked ethnic Albanians from working in courts in the northern area.
It was not clear how the takeover of the rail line by Serbia's railroads would be carried out in defiance of the government in Pristina.
Serbia's government has long claimed ownership of much of Kosovo's infrastructure, including power plants and railways.
A senior Kosovo official dismissed Serbia's move as a ploy aimed against Kosovo's independence and pledged that authorities would protect the
Serbia has rejected Kosovo's declaration of independence last month.
Belgrade has ruled out military action to reclaim Kosovo, but has said it has a secret "action plan" to deal with the breakaway province.
Officials have said Serbia would seek to retain control of Serb-dominated areas in northern Kosovo.
Belgrade and its ally Russia maintain that the United Natopms Security Council has not authorised the EU mission, which is meant to replace the current UN administration that has ruled Kosovo since 1999.
Russia's Foreign Ministry protested on Monday the creation of an international group to help guide Kosovo, saying it violates UN decisions
and could lead to "unpredictable consequences."
Serb leaders have vowed to ignore both the EU mission and Kosovo's new government, and work only with the United Nations administration.
Serbia lost control of Kosovo after a brief air war in 1999, when NATO prevented the forces of Serbia's former strongman Slobodan Milosevic from