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Mocanita, the steam train on Vaser Valley, Maramures

Transylvania Beyond
Mocanita, the steam train on Vaser Valley, Maramures

There’s probably no better way to experience the unspoiled natural beauty of Maramures’ mountainous heartland than to take a trip on the Mocanita, an old steam-powered train that goes up the Vaser Valley, starting from Viseu de Sus. For decades, the Mocanita has been used by lumberjacks working in the forests north of Viseu, but the charming train has been restored for tourist use. 

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photo copyright: Cristi Sebastian Photography