The steam locomotive passes a few more kilometers on its way to Comanu and reaches a narrow curve where the track is wet and slippery.
It struggles for a few seconds than it stops. Slowly than the cylinders releases steam and the wheels are moving again very, very slowly. The little engine is moving again but very slowly using some sand from time to time to increase friction in the curve. Than more power, and more power and the smoke becomes thicker and darker as the loco is moving one meter after another. The engine driver tries to be gentle and not to ruin the wheels tires. If the engine will slip too many times the wheel tires will heat up and it is not good for the metal joints.
All this time the sun was struggling too. There were some thin clouds but the sun wanted to see this mocanita locomotive on the way to Faina so it took the clouds away and throw some rays for our shoot.
Photo (c) Daniel Secărescu | www.mocanita.ro