This is a diesel-hydraulic locomotive and as far as I know, is owned by the company who owns the Praid salt mine. This locomotive is only used for shunting and if you visit Praid, then you will find it in front of the mine, near the large mine shaft. Somebody told me that they started to use the locomotive when the salt mine is closed for the tourists, usually this happens in late September. Then they shunt the empty fright cars to the mill where the workers fill them with fresh salt from the Praid salt mine.
This sunset photo was captured on a nice and warm summer day when the sun started slowly to disappear under those large hills. If you wonder where is this place, well, this is a small part of Praid which is a commune located in the mysterious and historical region of Transylvania, Romania. The village of Praid is actually very renowned for its salt mine which attracts more then 400.000 tourists every year. This place is very packed in the summer when its really hard to find accommodation. If you wish to watch more photos of this place, don’t forget to check out my previous posts of Praid.