Mokra Gora is a village located in western Serbia near the Bosnian border. The village played an important role during the operations of the old narrow-gauge railway. After the abolition of the railway in 1974, the village population began diminishing but thanks to the restoration of the old railways most attractive part from Mokra Gora to Sargan in 2002 and the arrival of Emir Kusturica, the village was revived. The development of tourism began and the village became a recognizable tourist destination. Past activities for the inhabitants of Mokra Gora included forestry, animal husbandry and today tourism. The region boasts exceptional natural features with the Wet Mountain being proclaimed a nature park and is protected by the state. The two most important attractions are, of course, the old railway that was restored from Šargan to Visegrad and the Emir Kusturica wooden town “Mecavnik”.
There is much that can be written about the length and width of Mokra Gora, we provide technical data on the architectural marvel of the famous Shargan Eight. You will hear other fascinating local legends from us on our famous Mokra Gora tour when joining us as we journey through this magical landscape.
- The length of the Wet Mount-Carp Vitasi-Kotroman 24034 meters
- (With cellular tracks)
- Number of tunnels 22
- The total length of the tunnel is 5445 meters
- The longest Shargan tunnel is 1666.86 meters
- Number of bridges and viaducts 10
- The longest bridge on Kameshina is 44.30 meters
- Maximum ascent 18% o
- The smallest radius of curvature is 120 meters
The first 9 kilometers were built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1916. In that same year, the Budim Tunnel collapsed and buried 200 workers, most of them Russians and Italians.
The railroad was completed by King Alexander I Karadjordjevic between 1921 and 1925. Between 3000 and 5000 workers were employed during the construction of the Sargan Eight.
Three cableways were erected for the transportation of materials along a railway line with a total length of 5151 meters
The last train passed Mokra Gora on February 28, 1974.
On the 23.8. 1999 ŽTP Beograd decided to renew the Šarganska Eight for tourism purposes.
Since then, the Committee for the Restoration of the “Sargan Eight”, with the selfless help of numerous avid steam train fans and hobbyists, have been working to revive the Sargan serpentine railway.
Installation of the Šargan Vitasi – Mokra Gora track was completed on 26.10.2002 and regular traffic started on 01.09.2003. Installation of the Mokra Gora track – Kotroman border crossing was completed on 28.08.2004.