It took us about 20 minutes to gain hight for this shot. Walking through deep snow at a steep mountain is somewhat difficult. The way down to the train, however, was... (more)
To reach the photo position someone needed to cross this snowy bridge, consisting out of two logs and a shaky handrail. One of our group of photographers got in clos... (more)
Fantastic weather conditions are rare in a Carpathian winter, but on Feruary 19th, 2018 we were lucky!
Fairy Tale Winter
Steaming uphill alongside the small stream Vaser. No-one in the region underestimates the power of this creek. It destroyed the railway several times. Fortunatl... (more)
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)
The chief of the station Cement came out of her office as the test train reached her station. This test train had eight loaded wagons (seven coal, one water) an ran two ... (more)