Moc Ni

Moc Ni

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A moc ni is a narrow gauge railway in Romania, most notably in Transylvania and nearby regions. Archetypely, they are situated in mountainous areas and the locomotives operating on them are steam-powered. These railways were built for cargo and passenger services - some in the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, before 1920 - but fell into disrepair over the years. Some are now being rehabilitated for the purposes of tourism. The word moc ni is a term of endearment, derived from the Romanian word mocan, meaning shepherd or one who lives in the mountains, and suffixed as feminine and diminutive in keeping with the tradition of naming conveyances and indicating small size. It's also been suggested that it means "coffee machine," as one of the little locomotives is reminiscent of one of these in action.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135709992
  • 9786135709995