Mocanita Tourism


What is Mocanita and
what is CFF Viseu de Sus?

CFF Vişeu de Sus narrow gauge is the only forestry line still working in Romania in the Water Valley (Valea Vaserului). Several steam locomotives are still operating on this line and one of these (764-211, “Măriuta“) is over 100 years old! The locomotives are used daily for both passenger and log trains.

The line was constructed in 1933 and has been operating daily ever since. People in Viseu have been working on this line for several generations and steam locomotives represented their daily means of transport up to the forest and back home at night.
There used to be a lot of steam locomotives operating but only a few have survived over the years.
Built in 1910 by Orenstein&Koppel “Mariuta” (764-211) represents today, the oldest of all working narrow gauge steam locomotives in Romania. After its restoration in 2005, Mariuta pulls both tourism and log trains to Comanu, Faina, Bardau or Poiana Novat.
The steam line in Viseu is not a museum! The timber factories and sawmills located in the area depend on the wood that steam locomotives are transporting on this line.

foto mocanita Daniel Secarescu

People here work hard in the forest or on the line, as this is their way of life.
You are always welcome to visit the line and if you wish more and detailed information check this website pages. In the mean time enjoy the photos and movies taken in different seasons on CFF Vişeu de Sus narrow gauge steam line.


Accommodation in Viseu de Sus

Viseu de Sus offers a lot of accommodation possibilities, no matter how much time you want to spend in Water Valley. From one house to another accommodation conditions differ but local standard include single or double bed rooms with private bathroom endowed with tub or shower. In case you need reservation you can call directly to each house or hotel. Viseu de Sus offers a lot of accommodation possibilities, no matter how much time you want to spend in Water Valley. From one house to another accommodation conditions differ but local standard include single or double bed rooms with private bathroom endowed with tub or shower. In case you need reservation you can call directly to each house or hotel or you can send us an e-mail and we will send you back the confirmation.*.

Private Houses/Pensions                             Hotels

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*All data on this webpage including prices, fees, telephone numbers, details are provided by the owners and can be modified without notice. The webpage is updated periodically and we are not responsible for the quality of service in Viseu de Sus, prices or latest modifications.


Travel Info

CFF Vișeu de Sus (means “Calea Ferată Forestieră Vișeu de Sus”) and it is the only forestry narrow gauge line still in operation for daily forestry activity. This line is not a museum one and for this reason you can travel here to see here service trains pulled by steam, diesel or motor coaches.

The line starts in CFF Station, different from CFR (Romanian National Railroads) station, and it is located 15 minutes walking from Viseu de Sus village center. The exact address is str. Cerbului 5, Viseu de Sus.

Viseu de Sus is located in Northern Romania, in Maramures County and you can reach this village by road or by train.

Travel with mocanita on CFF Viseu de Sus; photo Daniel Secarescu

 

Mocanita – Narrow Gauge Tourism Steam Trains 2018 Timetable for CFF Viseu de Sus

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Running tourism steam trains are running in those days marked in green. There is the posibility to have trains in the other days as well, but these are special trains and for timetable you have to check within CFF Vişeu de Sus ticket office from the train station: phone +40 262 353 381 (between:8-17), +40 744 686 716 (between: 8-17), email: info@cffviseu.com

Trips between March 22 – June 3, 2018
The train is leaving 09:00 from CFF Viseu de Sus up to Paltin (km 21,6) and will arrive back approx. 14:30 in Viseu de Sus
The train is running on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
Prices: adults: 55,- Ron/pers; students: 45,- Ron/pers; pupils: 37,- Ron/pers.

Trips between June 4 – July 15, 2018
The train is leaving 09:00 from CFF Viseu de Sus up to Paltin (km 21,6) and will arrive back approx. 15:30 in Viseu de Sus
The train is running daily, including Sunday;
Prices: adults: 59,- Ron/pers; students: 49,- Ron/pers; pupils: 39,- Ron/pers.

Trips between July 16 – September 2, 2018
The train is leaving 09:00 from CFF Viseu de Sus up to Paltin (km 21,6) and will arrive back approx. 15:30 in Viseu de Sus
The train is running daily, including Sunday;
Prices: adults: 67,- Ron/pers; students: 52,- Ron/pers; pupils: 42,- Ron/pers.

Trips between September 3 – 30, 2018
The train is leaving 09:00 from CFF Viseu de Sus up to Paltin (km 21,6) and will arrive back approx. 15:30 in Viseu de Sus
The train is running daily, including Sunday;
Prices: adults: 59,- Ron/pers; students: 49,- Ron/pers; pupils: 39,- Ron/pers.

Trips between October 4 – November 18, 2018
The train is leaving 09:00
from CFF Viseu de Sus up to Paltin (km 21,6) and will arrive back approx. 14:30 in Viseu de Sus
The train is running Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
Prices:
adults: 55,- Ron/pers; students: 45,- Ron/pers; pupils: 37,- Ron/pers.

 

Please notice:
1. Pay attention to special holiday train services, where price packages apply that differ from the standard fares.
2. Groups of at least 15 persons benefit from a 10% reduction on train fares. Reservation for groups is obligatory!
3. Tourist trains may be delayed or cancelled without prior warning due to bad weather or Mountain Rescue advice.
4. In exceptional circumstances a steam locomotive may have to be replaced by a diesel locomotive or diesel railcar.
5. During the Peak Season, departure and return arrival times may be changed, similarly the stopping time in Paltin.
6. Boarding the train is permitted only on possession of a valid ticket, which will be strictly checked by the train guard.
7. During the journey passengers must respect the rules of conduct as detailed in the CFF Railway Regulations.
8. Please advise us of group bookings at least two days in advance, by mail or phone.
9. Students, pensioners and disabled people must show valid identification.
10. CFR railway tickets and passes are not valid on the trains of the CFF Viseu de Sus.
11. We suggest that groups book their own charter train.
12. You may board the train only with valid tickets!
13. In the event of very bad weather the train may be cancelled. Due to technical failures, steam locomotives may be replaced by diesels.
14. Due to limited seating, we kindly ask you to keep the seats free of luggage.
15. Please read the CFF standing procedures before travel.

Methods of Reservation by Phone or Email:
1. During the High Season, reservations are made as follows:
– Mocăniţa Special package (details here: link)
– Organised groups of more than 15 paying passengers (details here: link)
2. During public holidays / special events (Christmas, Easter, etc.): Reservations are obligatory for everyone wishing
to travel on the Mocăniţa.

Attention!  With regards to services, we do NOT accept the return of tickets and/or requests for ticket refunds. Tickets ordered, paid for and handed over (at the company office) cannot be returned.  On certain days it is possible that tickets may no longer be available online, in which case you should try again the following day.  The supply of online tickets depends on available seats.

1. CFF Vişeu de Sus is a privately operated forest railway that exists primarily for the transport of timber. There is no obligation to
provide public passenger transport services, to special conditions of transport, nor to specifi ed timetables.
2. The instructions of the train guard must be respected and followed by all passengers. The train guard is entitled to refuse access
to trains in certain cases.
3. Passengers are permitted to travel only in cars/coaches intended for the carriage of passengers; access to platform wagons,
wood-trucks, freight wagons, etc. is strictly forbidden.
4. Getting onto or off the train while it is moving is strictly forbidden.
5. Due to the high risk of accident, visitors are not permitted in areas of moving trains, timber handling and forestry activity.
6. The opening and closing of passenger car/coach windows will be carried out ONLY by the train staff .
7. For your safety please remain seated while the train is moving.
8. Travel on tourist trains at CFF Vişeu de Sus is carried out entirely at your own risk. The operating companies R.G. Holz Company
and CFF Vişeu de Sus SRL assume no responsibility for the failure of tourists or visitors to observe these basic rules.
9. Departure times, routes and train stops are subject to the requirements of the forestry industry and changes may occur at any
time. Therefore no guarantee of specifi c transport conditions or travel times is off ered, even if such have been previously
published or advertised.
10. Travel is provided using historic rolling stock respecting the required safety standards. The privilege of travelling in cars/coaches of
historic value compensates for the lack of comfort that we are sometimes criticised for.
11. In this context, please show your understanding of possible problems that may occur during the journey and your patience in
the case of delays. Furthermore please adjust your personal expectations, taking into account the fact that the journey is made
on a historic railway, using equipment built over a hundred years ago.
12. In the event that the journey is interrupted or cancelled due to weather or technical problems, the Company staff will be available
to help resolve complaints
or with any inconvenience caused. Please stay calm and maintain respect.
13. Once you have been assigned to your seats it is compulsory to keep the same places throughout the trip (round-trip).

 

 

Vișeu de Sus narrow gauge line and city map

CFF Viseu de Sus line map

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