Train exhibition at Gara de Nord



The CFR Museum (which we visited back in October, read all about it here) marks its 75th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebrations it has got its biggest and best toys out for everyone to have a look at: a collection of old locomotives and rolling stock, including one of the Bucharest metro’s original – made in Romania – trains. They are all on display until Sunday at platforms 12 and 13 of Bucharest’s main railway station, Gara de Nord.

We went along this morning with Son of Bucharest Life (who was of course in his element). You can board most of the trains, look around the drivers’ cabs, climb up on the footplates of the steam locomotives and take as many photos as you wish without anyone bothering you. All very refreshing.





It would be nice if the CFR Museum could find a permanent home for these trains. As with RATB’s fine collection of old trams (which it sometimes gets out for a parade: the last time was in 2009, however) there is a niche audience (beyond Bucharest Life and Son) which likes this kind of thing.

It certainly seems a real shame to keep these treasures locked away.




34 thoughts on “Train exhibition at Gara de Nord

  1. Yes good article and great idea ………. The amount of train lovers worldwide is huge and imagine if Bucharest had the foresight to create a permanent home and display for the rolling stock, it could become quite an attraction!

    That’s the shame with Bucharest (and in fairness rather predictable) that most of the best ‘tourist’ and local attractions are only open or on view in the summer. Open top bus is an example of that ……… London they are all year round.


      1. @anon

        Do you learning difficulties or problems in your life, genuine question, or is your anger towards me so great you lose all sense of reality?

        Are you trying to say it’s -10 from say October to April (when the bus doesn’t run) or are you saying you have no tourists in Bucharest at these times of the year?

        And if you’d ever been to the UK for example, you’d know that -10 is a far more comfortable in a ‘dry cold’ environment like Bucharest than a wet and windy day of say 7c in the UK.

        Don’t assume everyone is as soft as you, and as I say, it’s not -10 throughout the whole of the Autumn, Winter and Spring months, surely you’re not that much of a fool as your ridiculous post suggests?

        Oh and have you ever heard of a double decker bus with a roof, they do make them you know πŸ™‚


      2. @anon

        ‘fucknut’ ? What’s that piece of intellectual writing supposed to mean, are you angry again?

        I’ve never said an open top bus wasn’t an open top bus, read my posts correctly next time and why not address the perfectly valid points I have made in relation to your comical assertion that Bucharest is a constant – 10 c throughtout the time the bus is currently not in operation.

        Not to mention they do make buses with a roof you know, I’m sure it’s possible to buy them for Romania πŸ™‚


      3. Apologies, I forgot for a second that I was reading a post by somebody who’s command of the English language is put to shame by non-native speakers on a regular basis.

        I’m sure that in your mind you didn’t mean to hint that Bucharest’s open top tour bus should run all year just as they do in London, but instead you just lack the capability to express yourself in a clear and manner.

        If your written English is anything like your spoken English then your dislike of immigrants is starting to make more sense; it must be embarrassing to know that many of the immigrants coming to the Britain speak better English than yourself.

        I did try to give you a tip when you were being taken to town by Expatescu, but again, apologies! I forgot you’re too dim witted to read between the lines so I shall instead spell it out for you…
        Ellipses (that’s the word for the dots after a word signifying a pause in the flow of a sentence for example) consist of 3 dots like so ‘…’. You’re not supposed to mush the keyboard as you seem happy to do so. You should have learned this during your GCSEs or ‘O’-Levels.

        Maybe if you learned how to correct express yourself in English then maybe, just maybe, you wouldn’t come across as a racist, dim-witted cunt.


      4. Fucknut

        1. A person who is so annoying and dumb that they can no longer be classed as an idiot and therefore a new level of idiot was created for them, the Fucknut.

        2. A person who as shit for brains (that’s if they lucky).


      5. @anon

        My word that was some rant πŸ™‚

        Are you feeling ok after that, is your keyboard still in one piece?

        You do sound awfully angry!

        As for the whole perfect English debate, I presume in your anger you didn’t mean to type this utter ironic gem πŸ™‚

        ”If your written English is anything like your spoken English”

        I think you mean the other way round Mr Angry anon of Ironicshire, Bucharest πŸ™‚

        Oh dear, you are good for comedy value though!

        As for anyone Romanian with better written English and grammar than me, well good on them, and I applaud them for this, I couldn’t care less if I am not perfect, this is the interent to me and not an English exam, so as long as people can understand me, I really couldn’t care less.

        The irony is, you and you’re rant about perfect English etc …… and you type a post in which you make a comical and ironic error !!! Brilliant anon, just brilliant πŸ™‚

        And as for the open top bus, I do think it could run longer than it does, they could even use a double decker with a roof for when it is -10 too πŸ™‚

        Thanks for the laugh though, keep them coming son!

        p.s. Have you found all those racist posts I have made yet, what is taking you so long?



      6. @Mr Rearguard

        Just had a quick flick through an English dictionary and I’ve not found ‘fucknut’ yet, but as anon is the new resident English lecturer, I’m sure it will be in there somewhere πŸ™‚


      7. @anon

        Life is too short to be as angry as you are.

        Take an open top bus trip around Bucharest, it might cheer you up πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


      8. @anon

        The only link I am interested in is the link to just one racist post of mine which you claim I keep writing.

        Come on, what are you waiting for?

        You can’t keep ruining Craig’s articles with your rants.


      9. Thing is anon my son, is that, if a fucknut is so annoying and dumb, yet you still continue to engage in lengthy debate with it, what does that make you? I am no Masterbrain myself, yet I have very little time for fucknuts.


      10. Woger, several people including myself have pointed out your racist remarks and all you do is stick your fingers in your ears and use your own fantasy world definitions of racism.
        Besides, unlike you, I’m not about to spend time rummaging around old posts looking for a ‘smoking gun’.


      11. @anon

        Show me ONE racist remark, go on, just one, prove your claims?

        What are you stalling for?

        I am not a racist, I just believe immigration into the UK needs reform. This doesn’t make me a racist, sorry to disappoint you.


  2. β€˜Perhaps the most striking feature of UKIP’s support is just how male it is. Nearly two out of three UKIP voters are men, and three quarters of UKIP voters did not continue their education beyond secondary school.’

    Explains a lot.


    1. You’re letting UKIP make you angry anon, it’s not good for your health.Get outside a bit more, take an open top bus ride maybe?

      How can it possibly be proven that 3/4 of UKIP voters didn’t continue education after secondary school too? Explain exactly how this is a fact, as you’re claiming ……….. The electrol roll doesn’t require such information so have you been spending yet another day trolling google for made up bile to spout because you’ve been made angry by a stranger on the internet again πŸ™‚

      Oh dear, what a life you must lead πŸ™‚


      1. anon

        Hahahaha πŸ™‚

        You post an opinion poll questionnaire and expect that to pass as conclusive evidence of what you claim that 3/4 of over 4 million people didn’t get past secondary school …… But having said that, not a vast proportion of people in the UK of a certain age ever did anyway!

        If you know anything about British life, you’d know college and further education is massively avaliable now than it was say over 20 years ago! Of course University has always been there, granted.

        And you’re at it again telling lies aren’t you!

        I did go onto further education, so I’ll add that to a long list of angry lies you continue to spout πŸ™‚

        Oh and for maybe the 10th time now ……… Where is this proof of a SINGLE racist comment I have EVER made???

        Come on ……………… What is the hold up?

        Peace and love xxx



  3. You could read the methodology but again, you just hand-wave away anything that contradicts your deluded world view.

    So you went onto further education, not higher education…I see, so that still puts you into the 3/4th of UKIP voters categorized by the survey as having completed secondary school. If you bothered to read it (that’s if all those numbers and words were understandable by you) you would see that they didn’t ask how many people completed further education; only those who completed secondary school, completed a degree, completed post-grad or were still in education.

    3:1 odds on you fitting into their mean UKIP voter salary bracket too.



    1. @anon

      So according to a non accurate ‘survey’ a 1/4 of voters of UKIP went to University then, is that what you are saying? And that 3/4 did not?

      If that is the case then what is the problem with that? Are you seriously suggesting only people with a University education are of the correct level of intellect to vote?

      You are coming across as an angry fool.

      You clearly have a chip on your shoulder about life and also a very angry mindset to let a stranger on the internet wind you up so much πŸ™‚

      Oh and the salary bracket dig, is that the best you can do? I earn slightly more than the national average as it happens, but even if I didn’t earn a penny, I’d still be able to make a fool out of you, a persons income isn’t exclusive to their intelligence you know πŸ™‚

      Oh and for the 11th time now, where is this proof I am a racist and did you google double decker buses which have a roof yet?

      PMSL πŸ™‚


      1. @anon

        So you’re still unable to provide a single piece of proof I am racist then and now you’re running away as I’ve made you look a fool once again.

        Nothing much changes in your life does it πŸ™‚

        Oh and not one mention from you about anything in Craig’s article on the display at Gara De Nord, just a failed attempt at ranting at me and UKIP πŸ™‚

        I guess it just shows everyone what your agenda is and what you have to offer this website.

        Have a nice evening anon, love from the UK xxx


      2. @Geronimo

        I agree to an extent but just remember it was anon who followed me with his anger filled rant about UKIP and my spelling and grammar as have others in the past, yourself included.

        It was a good article by Craig and my very first post was based on it and could have created a fair debate from the posters without an agenda, and those able to control their tempers.

        If you’d care to comment on the article and subsequent post of mine, I’d be happy to debate.


      3. Wow, Woger. Just. Wow. It this is your idea of mockery/humour then it truly shows how odious you are. Whatever the man’s politics are, he’s got way more cojones than you ever will by not letting a speech impediment getting in the way of public office, knowing that dimwits like you would attempt to turn him into a public joke. For someone who can do such a thing (and then probably try to slag it off with a “A bit of fun mate, don’t get yer knickers in a twist”) just man up and shut up, Woger.


      4. @expatescu and angry anon

        I thought the liberal lunatic lefties would enjoy a video of a fellow comrade?

        I thought he fitted the profile of anon, and wondered whether it was him!

        No need to get your knickers in a twist about it, relax and perhaps comment on the actual article rather than letting me upset you πŸ˜‰

        So is it you anon ?


  4. Will you two pack it in for F’s sake! Why don’t you take it to the website for brit newspaper The Independent. You’ll find anon posting on all UKIP related stories and you can reply to him there.


    1. @Mr Rearguard

      Aye can’t argue with that, it must be tedious for people to read ………….

      Thing is, the very FIRST post on this article was by me speaking only of the content of the article, and then along popped my resident stalker to have his UKIP related rant. She clearly has anger issues and is a wee bit simple.

      The only thing missing from the thread, is the spelling and grammar poltia πŸ™‚


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