Gemenc Narrow Gauge Logging Railroad
Gemenc State Forest Forest Railway runs on 2ft 6 inch gauge!
This rural Hungarian forest railway was once connected to thousands of miles of similar narrow gauge railways traversing Europe. Built somewhere between 1870 and 1920, railway runs 20 miles right through the Gemenc forest and is part of Danube-Drava National Park.
The lumber felled is part a previous forest estate back in the day and still transported over this branch line on what were supposed to be temporary tracks.
The route that is connected on this line is from Porboly to the Danube River and Baranyfok. As part of the Danube-Drava National Park in Hungary, you can actually buy tickets and ride cars along this line.
The Gemenc Forest is located in southern Hungary and the lumber train uses a small C50Z locomotive that is not much bigger than a live steamer.
Let us know if you have ever seen this railway or have ridden on its narrow gauge tracks. We would love to hear about your experience!