Visiting The Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

After walking around in Sibiu, we decided to check out the small steam locomotive museum which was almost 15 minutes away from the old town. Actually this small museum can be found within the Sibiu train depot. In my opinion this is more of a smaller collection of old steam locomotives which once were used by the CFR then a museum. After you’ve enter the so called museum, unfortunately you won’t find any sorts of information about the old rusty steam locomotives. But you can always Google the class number of the locomotives and you will find more details about them.

The CFR 130.503 At Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

Today I have decided to share another photo of an old steam locomotive from the Sibiu steam locomotive museum. Now let me give you a couple of details about the 130.503. I heard that it was built in 1921 by Skoda in the former Czechoslovakia and since they performed very well, the Romanian Railway Company or simply the CFR has decided to make a larger order of these types of steam engines. Today you will find this locomotive near another great steam engine which is the 150.1105 loco.

CFR 130.503 steam locomotive at Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

The 150.1105 Steam Engine Inside The Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

Probably the 150 series locomotive is one of my favorite steam locomotive from the small Sibiu steam engine museum. This steam engine was used in Romania for hauling heavy fright trains on some difficult lines like the line between Brasov – Ploiesti. These great locomotives were retired from service in 1978. Unfortunately, today almost all the exhibits are in a pretty bad condition.


The 150.1105 steam locomotive from Sibiu steam locomotive museum

An Old Steam Locomotive Inside The Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

The No. 94649 steam locomotive is a German loco and it was built in 1914 by Schwartzkopff Berlin. As you can see this loco is unfortunately in a pretty bad condition.

old rusty steam locomotive inside the Sbiu steam locomotive museum

Old Rotary Snow Plow In The Museum

It’s been a while since I last shared an HDR photo, so today I have decide share another one. In the photo below you can actually see an old rotary steam snow plow which can be found in the small steam locomotive museum. This snow plow was built in Sweden in 1908. To those who don’t know, this museum is located in the Transylvanian city of Sibiu. In order to visit the steam engines, you have to enter into the locomotive depot and as soon as you passed a smaller administrative building,  you will gonna see the old steam engines.

Rotary steam snow plow located in Sibiu steam locomotive museum

The Ardelt CFR WMA 65.4 Steam Crane

Among the amazing and old steam locomotives you will find a very special and probably very unique steam crane which was built in 1939 and that steam crane is the Ardelt CFR WMA 65.4. Back in its days of glory, it was capable to lift up to 65 tonnes. Now you will find this steam crane inside the small steam locomotive museum in Sibiu, right next to the turntable.

Ardelt CFR WMA 65.4 steam crane

If you are a railfan, then I highly recommend this place. You will also have the occasion to admire different types of amazing steam locomotives which once were used in Romania. By the way, there are a couple of narrow gauge steam locomotives too.

The Muntele Mic Mountain Resort

Abandoned Hotel On Muntele Mic

After we arrived to Muntele Mic, we decided to eat something before we started to explore this place. We found a nice wooden cabin which had a restaurant close to where we parked our car. The owner of the place where we served our dinner told us that the huge hotel from the photo was the most modern building in the ’90 in Muntele Mic resort. Due to the lack of tourists in the area and high expenses, the hotel was closed and abandoned. After a small chat with the owner, we started to explore a little bit the beautiful alpine scenery.

Abandoned hotel in Muntele Mic resort

An army truck in the Little Mountain resort

When we arrived to the Little Mountain resort, I saw an army truck belonging to the Romanian Army parked on a dirt road which leads to the small hermitage and a large group of soldiers in front of a restaurant. Since there wasn’t many interesting things to photograph in the resort, I’ve decided to include the truck into a photo along with the Sebes hotel. The Sebes hotel is probably the tallest building in the resort and unfortunately is abandoned.

Army truck on the mountain

Wooden church mountain resort

This wooden church is located on the Little Mountain (Muntele Mic in Romanian) right next to the winter resort and the ski lifts. Below the church you will find a larger pine forest. Unfortunately, I didn’t captured some interior shots of the church mainly because some rain clouds were heading towards the churhc and our car was parked far away from this place. After a couple of shots, I have decided to leave the place before it started to rain.

A hermitage located on Little Mountain, Romania

Large Cross On Muntele Mic

If you plan to visit Muntele Mic, you will have the chance to see a large cross on the top of the mountain once you’ve reached the resort. Also there is a road which will take you to the cross. Unfortunately when we were there, some ugly storm clouds were headed towards the resort and we have decided not to drive up to the cross. Probably the view is much nicer from up there. Next time I will try to take some photos from up there. Until them, enjoy and share this photo.

Large cross on the top of Muntele Mic.

The Tarcu Mountains

After we explored the Little Mountain resort for more then one hour, we’ve decided to leave the place. From the resort we drove towards the plateau where I took some landscape photos of the Tarcu mountains which were visible from there. Since outside was warm, I have managed to spot a few places where there were some spots of snow near the peak of the mountain. I heard that the peak has more then 2000 m. In general, the scenery is really breathtaking from the plateau. I highly recommend this place for a nice hike.

View of the Tarcu mountains from Muntele Mic

Tarcu mountains, view from Muntele Mic

One last photo of the distant mountains

This shot was captured a few seconds before it started to rain. I really wanted to add even more drama to the picture and to be honest I really like the final result after post-processing the image. Hope you like it to.

Panoramic view of the Tarcu mountains in the summer