Fairy Tale Winter
The early morning light reaches the rails and made the landscape a fairy tale - no so for the breakman on the last truck, it's a very fresh experience ...
Before the forestry line was built in the 1930s the logging companies used the river to float the logs to the saw mill in the valley. Therefore they built watergates to... (more)
The second Tunnel (2)
The firemen is watching the line towards the end of the tunnel. After the tunnel follows a bridge and another tunnel, before the station Botizu is reached.
The second Tunnel (1)
Steaming through the second tunnel the loco blasts sparks against the natural tunnel ceiling. Some icicles see the sparks coming as well ...
The shortest of three Tunnels (2)
... while the breakman on the last truck needs to inhale the breath of the locomotive. He's happy that the tunnel is just that short.
The shortest of three Tunnels
The first tunnel on the forestry line of Viseu de Sus is the shortest of the three. Under really wintry conditions 764 421 made its way through ...
Nursing the Loco
Stop in Paltin. The loco sucks water from a little pond next to the line while the driver cares the oil and the firemen add some firewood to the bunker of the lo... (more)
On its way to the Ukrainian border 764 421 passes an icy rockface.
A nice ballet of icicles greets the train as it arrived Bardau, deep in the forests of the Carpathians.
A chartered logging train winds through the forests of the Carpathian Mountains at the border between Romania and Ukraine. The Mo-Fr logging trains are diesel opera... (more)
Boy in Wooden House
A little boy is waving at the bypassing steam train. The house he's living in is one of the last untouched wooden houses in the Bukowina - wooden window frames, w... (more)
764 431 was due to be fired for a line-up of three locomotives. Because of the low temperatures overnight the feeding valves were frozen and needed to be defrosted. With some bu... (more)
Frozen Wash with Icicles
It was below the freezing point and snowing, as 764 423 with our afternoon charter train passed a yard where they tried to dry the wash ...
As the steam train left the yard, the horse became nervous ...
The steam locomotive #2 named Emsfors has been built in Germany in 1919. It is operating today on the Ohsabanan in southern Sweden. The gauge of the line is 600 mm.