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April 11, 2021

Brancusi’s Masterful Bird inspired train engine to drive tourists to Black Sea coast

Passengers opting for the Romanian Black Sea coast as a summer destination will be offered starting Tuesday trips by an unusual train that breaks the mould by a gallery of unconventional arts abroad the engine train called Masterful Bird, inspired by a homonymous sculpture by Constantin Brancusi.

On its maiden voyage, the Masterful Bird engine left the North Station of Bucharest City at 14:00hrs local as part of the IR 1585 train, arriving in Constanta at 16:28hrs.

“2016 is the Brancusi Year, and here we have the Masterful Bird, a work by the Romanian sculptor, that continues to inspire, and we try to breathe freshness and youthfulness into railway transportation. Besides providing better trip circumstances, we would like new clothes for the rolling stock that will convey the message that things change for people as well. All those who smiled and took pictures with the previous HORA train engine, all who admired it showed us that colour is needed in our area as well. Each trip is unique, the same as the train engine is: it will cross the country this year to the Black Sea coast, carrying along Romania’s youthfulness and symbolic colours. We are inviting you to take these trains driven by painted train engines under a Moving Art project,” Director General of CFR Calatori Iosif Szentes told a news conference.

He added that Policolor provided new paints that CFR Calatori wants to continue to use to rehabilitate its train engines, cars and rolling stock.

The Masterful Bird engine continues the Moving Art project, part of a campaign called Romania’s Colours and it entails outside embellishment of train engines from CFR Calatori’s rolling stock fleet.



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