Map of the Sargan 8 Mountain Railway, Serbia. The direct distance from Mokra Gora to Sargan Vitasi is only about 4km, but the height difference is 250m. This map shows the 16.33km (10 mile) route devised by Yugoslav engineeers to keep gradients manageable. The average is 1.53% (i in 64), the steepest is 1.922% (1 in 52). The figure of 8 traced by the line is clearly visible, as are the 20 tunnels. The Mokra Gora - Sargan Vitasi section used to take about 35 minutes in steam days. Eastbound trains were usually double-headed by a combination of class 83 0-8-2 or class 85 2-8-2. The pilot loco would be detached at Sargan Vitasi, turned on the triangle, and returned light engine to Visegrad.
Sargan 8 mountain railway Serbia