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Romania

A 'Ffestiniog Travel' tour of the trains and trams of Romania took us by train from Sibiu to Iasi via Timisoara, Arad, and Oradea in, to us, old-fashioned compartment coaches, most of which had seen much better days. The trains were only two or three loco-hauled carriages travelling at a sedate pace, no buffet and not much in facilities, very reminiscent of Indian railways. The trams were a mixture of second-hand european and locally-built vehicles, The food and hotels were excellent ! It was an amazing holiday and totally recommended.

Arad

Quick links to :-     Arad     CFR     Cluj-Napoca     Iasi     Oradea     Sibiu     Timisoara

Arad City tramway

Arad has an interesting metre-gauge tramway network including a long branch out to Ghioroc, a village about 12 miles from Arad.

The Ghioroc tramway branch and museum

Arad power Station


CFR - Caile Ferate Romane

Quick links to :-     Arad     CFR     Cluj-Napoca     Iasi     Oradea     Sibiu     Timisoara

CFR Steam locos

Some 'preserved' at the railway 'museum' at Sibiu, some 'plinthed' at various stations and some just resting where they finally stopped.

CFR Diesel Locomotives

Mostly quite (or very) old now but many re-furbished in Romania to last a few more years.

CFR Diesel ralcars and units

The oldest trains still in use go back to 1937

CFR Electric Locomotives

The more modern approach to Romanian rail transport.

CFR Shunting Locomotives

and some very strange machines


Cluj-Napoca

Quick links to :-     Arad     CFR     Cluj-Napoca     Iasi     Oradea     Sibiu     Timisoara

Cluj-Napoca City Transport

Cluj-Napoca only has one standard gauge tram line, opened quite recently in 1987 and is 12 kms long. It's usually operated as two lines using the railway station as a centre. Cluj also has a number of trolley-bus routes.

Cluj-Napoca Quarries

There are quite a few quarries on the railway line near Cluj as we took the nine-hour trip to Iasi.


Oradea

Quick links to :-     Arad     CFR     Cluj-Napoca     Iasi     Oradea     Sibiu     Timisoara

The Oradea Tramway

The Oradea Tramway


Sibiu

Quick links to :-     Arad     CFR     Cluj-Napoca     Iasi     Oradea     Sibiu     Timisoara

The Sibiu to Rasinari Tramway

The Sibiu to Rasinari Tramway


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