Mocanita – The Narrow Gauge Steam Train
In the land of the deep forests and high mountains, on the bank of the Wasser river and just a few kilometres South from the Ukrainian border the last forestry narrow gauge steam railway in Europe, mocanita, welcomes you to discover its secrets. With camera in hand you will capture the wild beauty of this Romanian treasure through a photo-tour adventure.
The narrow gauge steam train is used all year long and each day the trains are going almost 40 km inside the forest, up in the Carpathians, for bringing down logs loaded wagons. This is not a museum line as the timber is daily needed by sawmills and wood industry in Vișeu de Sus village. In the last years the steam locomotives are less and less used for production trains and more for tourism ones.
The photo-tours are designed for enthusiast or professional photographers and video makers and each day the available steam locomotives will drive you on the line to catch the best of it. We will journey back in the time of the 1960s, ’70s or ’80s as each train will be pulled by one of the historical steam locomotives and will have decades old wagons. There are special planned photo stops on the line for you to fill your cameras with the best scenery or your microphones with the original sounds of mocanita forestry steam adventure.
Here are several video clips from some of the most interesting photo tours
Tips for Trips with Mocanita
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