Photographer's Note

The city of Sibiu was raised on the ancient location of Cedonia and its existence is documented since 1191. It developed as a trader town but also as a cultural center. It was the capital of the county of Transilvania three times and played an important role in the history and culture of Romania. In modern times Sibiu became an important nodal point in the railway network - it has six directions: Brasov, Arad, Copsa Mica, Ramnicu Valcea, Agnita and Cisnadie. The first train ever to circumvent these grounds was at the inauguration of the cOpasa Mica - Sibiu railway. The train entered the Sibiu railway station on October 11, 1872 and linked the county to the main Transilvanian citites: Blaj, Medias, Cluj, Teius and Oradea and also to the great Western Europe capitals: Paris, Prague, Vienna, etc… The Sibiu Railway Complex is functioning today with three stations, a locomotive depot, repair shop for wagons, maintenance sections and circulation regulator for managing zonal activities. Beginning with 1991, the Brasov Railway Zonal Department saved from cassation and restored two “retro” trains that were given to railway tourism. The first was made of four normal wagons was built during 1938 - 1940 in the Arad Astra and Milan Erenesto Breda factories. The second train is composed of four passenger wagons and two freight wagons.

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