Romania to operate a steam train for tourism



Tue, 30 May 2017 - 10:50 GMT


Tue, 30 May 2017 - 10:50 GMT

A  steam train (Mocanita Transylvania) - Creative Commons Via Wikimedia

A steam train (Mocanita Transylvania) - Creative Commons Via Wikimedia

CAIRO – 30 May 2017: In the age of high-speed trains, Romania re-operates an old steam train route in Transylvania region. The train called “Mocanita of Transylvania” connects Bistrita Nasaud, and Mures county and uses a railway that is more than one century old.

According to, the train will resume work on June 1 and June 4. It does 35 km tours departing at 10:00 a.m. from Teaca station carrying a maximum of 60 passengers, and a minimum of 20 passengers.

Representatives of the Mocanita Transylvania Association, which is in charge with promoting this train route said that passengers can enjoy several relaxing days in nature, such as the green hills of Transylvania and wild animals.

The train would stop at the Wolf’s Valley and in the Ocnița station. Passengers will as well visit the Teleki Castle at Comlod. The castle was built by Count Samuel Teleki, who was the former Chancellor of Romania Chancellor of Transylvania and founder of the Teleki Library in Targu-Mures.

The constructions started in 1769 and continued till the end in 1973. The castle comprises many buildings and wide gardens, but needs restoration now.



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