The International Steam Pages
The Mokra Gora Working Steam Museum, Serbia, June 2008
James Waite has sent some pictures dating from his visit in June 2008, which show the rapidly developing Mokra Gora 760mm narrow gauge operation, at this time the extension westwards from MK across the Bosnian border to Visegrad hadn't opened. It's probably just as spectacular as the Sargan stretch although quite different in character (will somebody please send us a report and pictures? RD)
One of the troubles with MK is that the public trains are diesel-worked for which the railway has several ex-Romanian locos, the usual Faur Bo-Bo type. You're therefore obliged really to join a group for the trip in order to have a steam run. This was a trip which Zoran Veresic arranged for Frank Stenvalls, the Swedish publisher, and a group of his friends. The usual pattern of operation
seemed to be to start mid-morning from MK and run up the line with a few photo stops to Sargan Vitesi, the northern terminus, and to pause there for no more than 20 minutes or so while the loco took water and
turned. Then there was a further run to Jatare, halfway along the route where there was a stop for lunch at the excellent restaurant there for two hours or so before returning to MK around 5.00pm.
Click this link for a map which shows the railway in the Mokra Gora area.
760mm gauge locomotives:
83-052 0-8-2 Jung 3545/1923 in service
600mm gauge locomotives:
88 0-6-0T Đuro Đaković 88/1947 ex-Visnjicevo Forest Railway in service
The view from our hotel room at Mokra Gora:
The Zrenjanin loco at Mokra Gora station:
No. 83-173 at Mokra Gora station:
Along the line a few km out of Mokra Gora:
No. 83-173 passing Golubin station. This isn't an original building at all but constructed as part of a film set not that long before our visit.
No. 83-173 leaving the long tunnel outside Sargan Vitesi station on the return run.
A view during a photo stop below Jatare station.
No. 83-173 on one of the viaducts near Mokra Gora