Across Romania, Hațeg to Vișeu de Sus via Dej Triaj
1 From Oraviţa I drove to Hațeg, where it was raining! It was still raining in the morning. It stopped somewhere near Alba Iulia. At Bărăbanț I found a freight headed by 40 0386 with 60 0003 dead in the consist. I then successfully failed to chase the train.....
2 Another Romanian town with a name that would never work in the UK!
3 Despite the name Turda looked nice!
4 On the hilly road which bypasses Cluj-Napoca, another city I am told I should have visited! Apparently it also has/had a loco works. Sounds like an error I need to correct!
5 Near to the city of Dej is Dej Triaj depot and yard, home to an excellent selection of preserved locos. This one is 2-8-2 rack tank 40.007, the same type of loco as seen at Sibiu museum.
6 40.007, ex of the rack worked line between Caransebeș and Hațeg.
7 Inside the depot gates the first loco to be found is 231.050. A 4 cylinder simple Maffei built 4-6-2. A lookalike for the Bavarian compound 4-6-2s. Impressive machine.
8 Someone cared....
9 760mm gauge 0-8-0t 764.153.
10 Every museum needs one.... Kriegslok 150.1123 at Dej Triaj.
11 Kreigslok minus con rods at Dej Triaj.
12 If I had done my research I would have been expecting this beast, as it was it took me by surprise! Malaxa, Bucharest, built 2-10-2 151.002. Only two of these impressive and successful locos were built The boiler is based on that to be found on the copies of the Austrian 2-8-4s (Romanian class 142) whilst the chassis was to a Romanian design.
13 The front end of 151.002. No longer is the star on the smokebox red.
14 Worksplate on 151.002.
15 Romanian copy of a DRG Class 50 2-10-0, 150.105 at Dej Triaj.
16 Rear 3/4s view of 151.002. Sadly the loco wouldn't fit in my case....
17 Front end of 150.105, built in Reşiţa.
18 40 0576 and a preserved railcar at Dej Triaj.
19 Working and presumably withdrawn locos at Dej Triaj. From the left the leading locos are 60 0746, 60 1175, 40 0530 and 60 0672.
20 In the prep shed at Dej Triaj were 60 0765 and 53 0841.
21 CFR diesels and electrics, left to right 60 0746, 60 1175, 40 0530, 40 0069 and 60 0672.
22 First of the CFR 60s preserved at Dej Triaj.
23 A Romanian "Class 47", 60 0765 in the prep shed.
24 No.1, a small shunting loco preserved at Dej Triaj.
25 A steam loco bogie on display, just roughly cut off the donor loco by the look of it.
26 In need of a bit of pruning, 231.050. 4 cylinders but only 4 valves.
27 Cabside of 231.050 showing the exhaust injector.
28 It was nice to find a Prussian P8 copy, this one being 230.299.
29 Cabside of 4-6-0 230.299 at Dej Triaj.
30 Stema powered rotary snowplough at Dej Triaj.
31 060 DA 001, the first of the CFR Class 60 Sulzer fitted diesel electrics.
32 Dej Triaj roundshouse and 'table.
33 I suspect it was once much busier here. 80 0526 stands prominent.
34 First of the CFR Class 40 electrics 040 EC 001 at Dej Triaj in nice condition.
35 Made in Yugoslavia for CFR.
36 Railacar in need of a bit of TLC.
37 Worksplate on 40 0576.
38 A Reşiţa product.
39 Diesel shunter 20.193.
40 CFR 40.007 outside the gates at Dej Triaj.
41 Four cylinders, two for adhesion and two for rack.
42 Dej Triaj depot is home to the historic 1938 4400hp Sulzer 2-Do-1+1-Do-2 double loco 241.001/241.002.
43 Back inside the depot perimeter, another view of the very impressive 151.002.
44 Diesel shunter 20.022 and tank wagon.
45 Dej Triaj is home to a lot of withdrawn locos. First in this line of diesels is Faur built 80 0244.
46 40 0621 seems to have done its last turn.
47 60 0643 and some spare wheelsets.
48 60 1314, 60 0643 and 40 0022 await their fate at Dej Triaj.
49 40 0023, the nose of 80 0189, 80 049 and 40 0621 at Dej Triaj.
50 CFR Marfa 47 032 at Dej Triaj depot.
51 241.001 2-Do-1, part of the Sulzer double loco.
52 241.001 and 241.002 (closest to the camera) at Dej Triaj.
53 Cosbuc, on road 17C.
54 Brown river at Cosbuc.
55 Cosbuc station, which only hosts a few trains a day. The line through here did not open until the 1970s.
56 Leaving the village of Telciu, these signs were common in this part of Romania.
57 Rural scene near Tecliu.
58 Like Swizz cows Romanian cows are fitted with bells.
59 Hay barn near Tecliu.
60 Nice colours in the trees.
61 Road C17 passes over Pasul Şetref at 818m high. At the summit is a restaurant and surrounding it plenty of agricultiral activity.
62 The view north from Pasul Şetref looking into Maramureș county and, beyond, to Ukraine.
63 Destination for the day, CFF Viseu in Viseu de Sul. In the car park 150 216 and 764 484 Maramureș are in display.
64 Reşiţa built 0-8-0t 764 484 Maramureș.
65 Also in the car park is Mariazellerbahn (Austria) 1099 012.
66 CFF Viseu 763 193 and a log fuel wagon on display.
67 My bed for the next few nights in an old sleeping coach in the yard at Viseul de Sus.
68 Rossia 1 is a 1962 built railcar constructed by Demikhov (Russia).
69 Viseul de Sus station.
70 Maramureș front end.
71 CFF Viseu is still an operating commercial logging railway. Each afternoon the freshly cut logs roll down the valley. After the loco is cut off the train descends in to the yard by gravity on handbrakes only.
72 Logs everywhere!
73 Brakesman on the log train.
74 Much of the passenger carrying stock at CFF Viseu comes from Switzerland. This Wengenalp Bahn coach seems to want to go home.....
75 Meanwhile this Wengenalpbahn coach wants to go a bit higher!
76 Logs waiting off loading.
77 Another loco on display in the car park at Viseul de Sus is 0-8-0t 764.313, a Budapest product of 1921.
78 Vişeul de Sus station.
79 763.193 with a hatch in the cab back sheet to allow logs to be delivered from the wagon behind.
80 Waving the propelling diesel down the yard from a "position of safety".
81 Logs for unloading.
82 Faur built B-B 87-0032 propels the loaded log train through the car park at Vişeul de Sus. This operation blocks the car park for several hours each afternoon.
83 764.421's injector wastes....
84 Nicely stacked logs which seem right in the way of the firehole door!!
85 Faur built L18H-001 ‘Ecaterina’ in the yard at Vişeul de Sus.
86 764.421 spark arresting chimney and front end.
87 Cabside on 87-0032.
88 Still not clear of the car park. Bhins the diesel are the coaches used on the daily tourist train which, at this time, was running in 3 portions to cater for demand.
89 CFR 2-10-0 150.216 is displayed at Vişeul de Sus in front of the dining coach and two sleeping cars used for accomodation. The loco, a copy of the DRG Class 50, is one of the type to have gained a double Kylchap exhaust system.
90 Cabside on 150.216 in golden light.
91 Bogies awaiting logs and, behind, the crew coach.