The Hotel Train "Carpatia Express"
The “Carpatia Express” offers more than just railway romance! There are 20 sleeper compartments, each with two beds, with a total space for 40 guests. Only 50 meters separate the guests from the morning steam train into the Vaser Valley. The “Carpatia Express” is located within the fenced and guarded compound which also includes the CFF railway station. Free car parking is available. Attractive special offers for passengers of the Vaser Valley Railway make an overnight stay in Viseu de Sus an unforgettable experience!
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The memorial locomotive
At the front of the “Carpatia Express” can be found a historic steam locomotive built at the Romanian factory in Resita. It is a later development of the German “2-10-0 standard freight locomotive” Class 150 of the former “German State Railway” (Deutsche Reichsbahn). After the end of World War II the Resita Factory built 282 locomotives for the Romanian State Railway (CFR). This engine is therefore not just an impressive jewel in the hotel train crown; Resita 150.216 is also a piece of European railway history!
Hotel guests are served breakfast (included in the accommodation price) in the dining car of the former East German Railway. Guests who want even more railway romance can order a three-course candlelight dinner with their booking.Hotel guests are served breakfast (included in the accommodation price) in the dining car of the former East German Railway. Guests who want even more railway romance can order a three-course candlelight dinner with their booking.
The dining car is not only for hotel guests! Anyone who would like to finish off their day in the Vaser Valley with a cosy dinner, or who wants a hearty breakfast before their trip up the valley, is always welcome in the “Carpatia-Express”.
Important: Because of limited places in the dining car, a reservation is essential! The Candlelight Dinner must be booked at the latest before the departure of the regular steam train on the same day. Breakfast must be booked at the latest by 6 pm the previous day.