Working steam in Romania still exist? Yes. Not on the
main line, but at the narrow gauge forestry railways. In
the North of the country is the county Maramures. The
Habsburg built in the thirties a narrow gauge railway
along the Vaser River to haul the logs down.
The line still exist today and is still partly run
with steam locomotives besides all kind of other
Besides this line, at the Covasna exchange yard,
there is still a Borsig 0-6-0 from 1909 working.
Besides that there are the museum lines with working
steam locomotives: narrow gauge line in Tirgu Mures, the
line Brad Crisior line.
The line Sibiu - Agnita should be reopened next
summer. The locomotive the 764.052, coming from the
Turda depot was restored autumn 2003.
The Covasna upper line might reopen.
Interesting is the inclined plan at this line at Siclau.
Loaded railway wagons were going down, empties up by
The Moldavita line is temporary closed.
It is difficult to organize a trip with a main line
steam locomotive. The boiler from almost all the
locomotives is expired and the CFR SAAF that now runs
this segment is asking enormous prices for a trip. But
things can change, we'll keep you updated.
Visits can be organized at several depots, yards or
Trips can be organized with various equipment such as
the Class 77 railcar, or double Ganz diesel