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 2016 Timetable for CFF Viseu de Sus

Steam Trains Running on
Running on these Days
Route
Ticket Price
24 Mar. - 19 Jun.
Only on:
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Sunday
Viseu de Sus 09:00
Paltin (km 21,6), aprox. 11:00;
Viseu de Sus aprox. 14.30
Adults - 48 RON
Students - 39 RON
Disable pers. - 39 RON
Children - 33 RON
20 Jun. - 24 July.
Monday,
Tuesday,
Wednesday,
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Sunday
Viseu de Sus 09:00
Paltin (km 21,6), aprox. 11:00;
Viseu de Sus aprox. 15.30
Adults - 53 RON
Students - 45 RON
Disable pers. - 45 RON
Children - 36 RON
25 July. - 28 Aug.
(High Season)
Monday,
Tuesday,
Wednesday,
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Sunday
Viseu de Sus 09:00
Paltin (km 21,6) aprox. 11:00
Viseu de Sus aprox. 15:30
Adults - 57 RON
Students - 49 RON
Disable pers. - 49 RON
Children - 39 RON
29 Aug.- 18 Sept.
Monday,
Tuesday,
Wednesday,
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Sunday
Viseu de Sus 09:00
Paltin (km 21,6) aprox. 11:00
Viseu de Sus aprox. 15:30
Adults - 53 RON
Students - 45 RON
Disable pers. - 45 RON
Children - 36 RON
22 Sept. - 13 Nov.
Only on:
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Sunday
Viseu de Sus 09:00
Paltin (km 21,6), aprox. 11:00;
Viseu de Sus aprox. 14.30
Adults - 48 RON
Students - 39 RON
Disable pers. - 39 RON
Children - 33 RON

*Pupils between 6 and 16 years old. Children up to 6 yrs. free. The ticket office at the CFF station opens at 7:00 am. (season)

 

Please take note of the Railway Regulations:

 

Vișeu de Sus narrow gauge line and city map

CFF Viseu de Sus line map

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