1 In part Romania reminded me of South America, the number of apparently homeless dogs was one such reminder. This chap hung around the sleeping coach at Vişeu de Sus.
2 The road up the Vaser valley. Not too bad all things considered.
3 Vaser Valley village.
4 764.469 is again on duty first thing at Vişeul de Sus just as the sun has come over the hill.
5 Preparing to set back at Vişeul de Sus.
6 764.469 sets back revealing the Volga car converted for rail use.
7 Plenty of wood for the trip and a nice semi-glint.
8 Rossia 1 awaiting duties at Vişeul de Sus.
9 The queue starts early at Vişeul de Sus.
10 764.435 stands at the head of what will be the 10:00 departure.
11 764.421 runs down the yard in search of its coaches for the day. 764.435 has already found iits set.
12 764.421 at Vişeul de Sus waiting time with the 09:30 for Paltin.
13 764.469 sets off from Vişeul de Sus with the 09:00 train.
14 764.469 heads for Paltin.
15 It is a shame the photo cannot convey the lack of valve timing on 764.469!
16 764.469 finds the sun as it approaches the level crossing south of Valea Scradei.
17 The first of several suspect wire rope bridges I had to cross to get to a photo spot.
18 What could go wrong?
19 I'm sure it's perfectly safe.....
20 764.469 sets off from the stop at Valea Scradei and seemingly wants to smoke the village out.
21 764.469 with the 09:00 tourist train heading through Valea Scradei.
22 Dodgy bridge number 2.....
23 Baby haystacks.
24 764.421 Elvetia heads the 09:30 tourist train up the Vaser Valley beyond Valea Scradei.
25 3rd and final iffy footbridge. This one was the one which moved the most!
26 764.435 Bavaria brings the 10:00 train up the valley on a section of line which was washed out in 200X. A shot best done first thing as the light had moved around a little too much for my taste.
27 And away into the distance. Until the nest time CFF Vişeu.
28 Looking down the line towards Vişeu de Sus.
29 Vaser Valley view.
30 One of many horses seen.
31 The all wooden church in the village of Săcel.
32 The impressive wooden church in Săcel.
33 A lot of work went into that....
34 Wood carved cross and extras.
35 Looking north from Pasul Şetref.
36 Telegraph wires on Pasul Şetref.
37 Pasul Şetref.
38 A modern, curved, railway viaduct in Dealul Ștefăniței.
39 And so to Brașov.....
40 In the main square - Piata Sfatului - the Filarmonica Brașov were giving an open air concert.
41 Piata Sfatului
42 No mistaking where this is with the big clue on the hillside!
43 Filarmonica Brașov mid-concert. They were half bad but were, sadly, being electricall amplified. The balance lost the brass section nearly entirely, so I went and stood next to them so I could hear them.
44 Casa Sfatului, which dates from 1420.
45 Piata Sfatului after dark and the end of the open air concert.