Forest Railway

Our forest railway system passes through the hills of Göcsej, in the length of 110 kilometres, hikers can travel by passenger trains running between Lenti and Kistolmács, in the length of 33 kilometres. Wood material is transported in significant quantities by the Csömödér State Forest Railway to the wood processing plants in Lenti and in Csömödér, and it also transports processed wood to further destinations connecting to MÁV lines.
Passenger trains run scheduled, according to the timetable from the end of April to the end of September.
Trains are started at another time, on special days or at festivals, such as on Children’s Day, on St. Martin’s Day, or at the Nights of Museums. Special trains are provided as well, as required.

Closed carriages are heated in the colder months, and bicycles can also be transported on the trains when the weather is appropriate for a trip. The greatest favourite of passengers is the nostalgia train running on the section between Lenti and Kistolmács that is pulled by the nostalgia steam engine locomotive from Transylvania, named Abel. The Abel produced in 1955 was named after the novel character of Áron Tamási, since as well as the main character of the story popular with many people, the steam engine also passed through the forests in Transylvania before arriving in Hungary. The steam engine locomotive was renovated significantly in 2018-2019, thus, it started work with renewed energy and an entirely new look in 2019.

There are several tourist routes connected to the railway, both for cycling and for hiking, so more and more hikers will combine their cycling or hiking tours with some cosy forest railway trips.

The Csömödér ÁEV-lines run passing the pine region of Göcsej, the Kerka-Valley, and the beech-landscape of Göcsej. Departing from Lenti you can admire the forests of Zajda, you can travel to the Ancient Beech-woods in Vétyem, and to the Arboretum in Budafa with the Acorn-Adventure Playground.

For further information

Railway Company in Csömödér
Vasút Street, 8957 Csömödér
Phone: +3692579033
Mobil: +36303648901
E-mail: erdeivasut@zalaerdo.hu