Steam locomotive in Sibiu

Steam Locomotive Museum In Sibiu

Published on March 20, 2021 by Zoltan Nyaradi

The Steam locomotive museum in Sibiu is located near the main train station. Over there you will find a smaller collection of old steam locomotives which once were used by the CFR. Besides the locomotives, you will have the chance to admire an old steam rotary steam plow and a steam crane as well. Unfortunately you won’t find any sorts of information about the old steam locomotives. You can always Google the number of the locomotives and you will find more details about them.

The CFR 130.503

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.

The CFR 130.503 in the Sibiu steam locomotive museum.

The 150.1105

Probably the 150 series locomotive is one of my favorite steam locomotive from the 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 CFR 150.1105 steam locomotive in Sibiu.

The No. 94649

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.

The No. 94649 steam locomotive

Old rotary snow plow in the Sibiu steam locomotive museum

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.

Steam plow in the 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. That steam crane is the Ardelt CFR WMA 65.4. Back in its days of glory, it was capable to lift up to 65 tonne. Now you will find this steam crane inside the small steam locomotive museum in Sibiu, right next to the turntable.

CFR WMA 65.4 Steam Crane

The 763-148 narrow gauge steam locomotive

Besides the standard gauge steam locomotive you will also have the chance to admire a couple of narrow gauge steam locomotives which were used in Romania. One example is the CFR 763-148 which was used in the logging industry near Curtea de Argeş.

CFR 763-148 narrow gauge steam locomotive in Sibiu.

What else to do in Sibiu?

Not far from this steam locomotive museum, you will find the historic center of Sibiu. You should check this place out as well.