The Romanian Forest Railways
This splendid Desti-film portraits the forest railways of Romania. In the summer and winter of 1993 we sent our camera teams deep into the Carpathian Mountains, one of the last truly wild and unspoiled regions of Europe to show you many of the steam engines still used today. Many of the steam engines still used today were built in the 1920s and 1930s. In its heyday in the 1950s, the 760 mm gauge forest railway network was virtually the only method of transport through the Carpathian's. Today many of the lines have been closed and those lines that are still operating are in bad condition. Going by steam train on these lines can be something of an adventure.