[CFF] Running my Romanian trains

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Today, I like to share some photos from ordinary service on my garden railroad.

Let’s take a trip with Krauss loco CFF 763-247 on the railroad of Oituz. After leaving the station at the sawmill, the train runs through forests and meadows before the valley gets narrow and the grades steeper. Last runaround loop in the forests is at Fagrotund. From this point, the empty cars are pushed up the line to the final loading points.

Later, the loco returns with a string of loaded cars to the Fagrotund. Here the cars are shunted into new order, keeping the disconnected log cars to the end of the consist.

And as usual on logging railroads, no running without derailments. I tried to rerail the loco with wood as on the prototype, but this didn’t work well.

The reason for the derailment was grass growing over the rails. So, it was time for some gardening… with use of the railroad off course :-)

Once done, Resita loco 764-467 made another trip with a Moldovita-style consist.

Next report will be from my workbench, where I already started the next project…

Bye, Gerd

One Comment

  • Tobias says:

    Hallo Gerd!

    Sehr schöne Betriebsbilder Deiner Gartenbahn. Die Entgleisungsszene ist ja mal eine seltene, aber lohnende Sequenz.
    Zugbildung und Betriebsgestaltung an verschiedenen Vorbildstrecken zu orientieren finde ich eine sehr interessante Idee.

    Live-Streckenarbeiten sind natürlich immer schön mit anzusehen.

    Viele Grüße, Tobias.