The regular assigned switch power at the base of the Comandau Incline pulls a load of dimensional lumber off the incline. Note "engine shed" in background! The cable hauled incline connected two ... (more)
Hand braking and link and pin coupling at the turn of the 21st century. The brakeman rides between the massive fir logs. A US safety inspector may faint at this sight.
The regular assigned switch power at the Comandau Incline shuffles some empty log bogies. The Covasna-Comandau line, a 19th century logging railroading relic lasted but a few months after this ph... (more)
CFF Forestry loco 763.247 has a very unusual 4-6-0T arrangement
The two sections of the forest system at Covasna-Comandau are separated by an inclined plane first opened in 1886. The plane is entirely worked by gravity, the heavier loaded wagons pull up the e... (more)
And the winner is ...... the cow! The train had to stop to allow the cow to continue his way along the track.
On the Romanian forestry railways it was very common to convert road vehicle into rail vehicles. This former Russian truck was used on the Comandau line.
Regular train in Moldovita network at Km 14
Steam locomotive 762-209 built by Krauss in 1917, 60 hp, maximum speed 15 km/h, together with 3 "summer cars" on the (former) forestry line in Covasna.
A weird home-built vehicle at the Viseu de Sus forest railway (Felsővisói Erdei Vasút).
No water tanks on this Romanian forestry railway. The wood fired engines just pull up to a pond or stream and pump the water up through a hose. And it still happens on a regular basis in 2006!