Nostalgia riding between Szováta and Vármező on steam train

Those traveling to Transylvania can enjoy holiday nostalgia rides that will take them back in time on a vintage steam train between Szováta/Sovata and Vármező/Câmpu Cetăţii (Maros/Mureș county).

The nostalgia train departs from Szováta three times a day at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. and reaches a maximum speed of 40 km per hour, which gives riders plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful landscape it is moving through before reaching the final stop, Vármező. Two-way tickets can be purchased from the ticket inspector at a cost of 25 RON for a child and 40 RON for an adult.

Although the nostalgia train rides are scheduled to end on May 5, the plans are to make them available during the summer holiday period, with the same or similar ride schedule. Tourists looking for such rides can combine them with other activities organized in Vármező/Câmpu Cetăţii, such as the safari that would take them to places that are otherwise inaccessible to people who aren’t familiar with Vármező/Câmpu Cetăţii and its surroundings.

For the trainspotters among you, the train is pulled by a narrow-gauge steam engine built in Chrzanow, Poland in 1924 with the serial number 764-052.

Title image: the Nostalgia Train. Image credit: Liget.ro

Author: István Fekete