The Shepherdess | The Romanian forestry steam train

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A remarkable journey through nature, a chance to discover one's long-lost of childhood.

The little steam train, known in the area under the name of “mocanita” (“the shepherdess”), has been used since 1932 for transporting timber, this being the last forestry railway in Europe. Nowadays the train no longer carries timber, but instead is taking tourists through the Wasser Valley, on the Northern Romanian border, through a barely accessible area (hence the small dimensions of the railroad). The steam locomotive pulls the train along the banks of a mountain river, through an untamed landscape, where there are no hints of modern life.

Mocanita steam train


Visiting hours:

Low Season: May 1 – June 29 and
September 18 – November 2.
High Season: July 3 – September 14
Daily, including Sundays.
Departure: 09:00 am from CFF Vişeu de Sus Steam Station.

Ticket Prices:

Adults 49 Lei.
Pensioners, Students, Disabled 41 Lei.
Children 6 – 16 years 36 Lei.

Mocanita Special (with reserved seats*)
Adults: 83 RON Ticket, mixed grill, one drink, one coffee, one pastry.
Children: 58 RON Ticket, child’s menu, one drink, one hot chocolate, one pastry.