Resita City Hall, in partnership with many foundations, NGOs and associations, initiated events dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the manufacture of the first steam locomotive in the present Roman territory. During the months of May and June, the city will host a series of events and actions designed to reflect the role Risetta played, over time, in the industrial history of Europe.
Activities dedicated to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the manufacture of the first steam locomotive in the region of Reseta in the present-day Romanian territory began Friday evening, at the UBB University Center, with the opening of the philatelic exhibition “Reseta” 150 “and will continue until June 14, the program that Created by Resita City Hall & Partners Designed specifically for the Anniversary Celebration.
“The 150th anniversary of the manufacture of the first steam locomotive in Resicta on the present Romanian territory is an occasion of celebration and local pride, as the Resicza industry in the years of the Industrial Revolution celebrated many awards for the history of technology in Romania, including the implementation of the first railway tracks in 1852, as well as the Resicza locomotive , the first steam locomotive built in Eastern Europe, in 1872. The competition of circumstances made Resicza, leader of the Resita steam locomotive series production, the first of its kind .1000 made in our city, to have a completely different fate.According to some sources, he She was fired in 1937, after which no indication was given of her fate.It was rediscovered in 1957 on a diversion line from the Câmpia Turzii factories, and returned home in 1961 following steps taken by the management of the Resita Metallurgical Plant. It was originally located on a conversion line near the locomotive factory, in 1972, and has taken its central place in the Locomotive Show in Triage, where it still exists today.”informs the representatives of Resita City Hall.
The Reschitza locomotive, the star of the Triage Museum, was No. 2 and was built in St.EG Resicza after the Szekul locomotive model, designed by Scottish engineer John Haswell. Its empty weight is 9.05 tons, its service weight is 11.5 tons, its wheels are 711 mm in diameter, and its strength is 1125 kg. It had two cylinders and operated on coal, the track gauge was 948 mm. The length of the locomotive is 4,470 m.
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Risetta 150 . program
May 5-6, 2022: Appearance “First Art Shows”. 150 years since the manufacture of the first steam locomotive in Reseta.” Organizers: Faculty of Engineering of Reșița, part of the University “Babeș – Bolyai”, in partnership with the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR), the General Association of Romanian Engineers (AGIR) – Caraș-Severin Branch the City Council of Reșița;
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 09.00 – 13.00, UBB Resita University Center – Learning Center “UBB – Students’ Real Dreams”: workshop;
Thursday May 5 2022, 14.00 – 18.00: visit the main objects related to the industrial history of the capital of Banat de Munte: Museum of Risetta Steam Locomotives, Technical Museum of Risetta Machine-Building Factory (UCMR), exhibition of metal sculptures of Hall Minda;
Friday, May 6, 2022, 09.00 – 12.00, UBB Resita University Center – Learning Center “UBB – Students’ Real Dreams”: communication session;
Friday, May 6, 2022, 12.00 – 19.00: a documentation visit to the water installations of the Seminyak region (the Gozna and Breazova lakes and related works in this group – dams, water supply, power plants).
May 14, 2022, Museum Night:
16.00: opening of the new season at the Salon of Art and Industry (TMK Artrum Riseta) – a retrospective of the exhibitions of 2021;
18.00, Film Buffs Museum at the UBB Resita University Center: photo exhibition with locomotives from its own archive; Railroad-themed exhibition from the Bogdan Collection Andre Mehli;
6.30 pm, German Library “Alexander Tetz” Risetta: Fine Art Gallery dedicated to the 150th Anniversary;
19.00 – 20.30, Steam Locomotive Museum Resita: visit it;
16.00 – 21.00 Mount Banat Museum: Visit the exhibitions.
May 17 2022, 12.00, Directorate of Culture Exhibition of Karao-Severin County, Racha: Opening of the documentary exhibition “150 years since the manufacture of the first steam locomotive in Riccia”, supported by the National Archives, Karaj Severin District Service
May 17, 2022, Jabal Banat Museum, 18.00: Opening of the Michael Românu (Reșița / Munich) documentary photo exhibition, under the title “Locomotives of Reșița”; Organizers: Reșița City Council, Banatului Montan Museum and the magazine “Reflection: Art – Culture – Civilization” of the Caraş-Severin Traditional Culture Preservation and Promotion Center;
May 27, 2022, Risetta Steam Locomotive Museum, 19.00: Fanfare Festival (1st); Organizer: Reșița City Hall. The event, which was organized in partnership with Ironworks and the Reșița Domains Foundation;
May 28, 2022, Risetta Steam Locomotive Museum, 19.00: Fanfare Festival (2nd); Organizer: Reșița City Hall. The event, which was organized in partnership with the Uzinele de Fier Foundation and Domeniile Reșița.
June 5, 2022, Reșița Museum of Steam Locomotives, 6:00 p.m.: “Time and Counter-Time in Banat Montan Identity: Carașana Press also promotes Banat Belt”, 9th ed; Organizers: Cultural Association “Metarsis” – activities and services of urban culture and contemporary art, Resita and Resita City Hall;
June 9, 2022, Museum of the Daughters of Montaigne, 5:30 pm: Opening of the exhibition by the Museum of the Daughters of Montaigne and the end of the Michael Romano documentary photo exhibition (Reșița / Munich); Organizers: Reșița City Council, Banatului Montan Museum and the magazine “Reflection: Art – Culture – Civilization” of the Caraş-Severin Traditional Culture Preservation and Promotion Center;
June 9, 2022, Jabal Banat Museum, 18.00: National Symposium “150 – 100 – 50 / Cultural and technical treasure of the Karac-Severin-Resita district and the manufacture of steam locomotives, on the turntable of National History” (1); Organizers: Reșița Ironworks and Domains Foundation, Reița City Hall and the Banat Mountain Museum;
June 10, 2022, meeting room (ground floor) of Reșița City Hall, 10.00 and 16.30: National Symposium 150 – 100 – 50 / The Cultural and Technical Treasure of the Caraș-Severin – Reșița Province and the Manufacturing of Steam Locomotives, in the Turntable of National History” (II); Organizers: Reșița Ironworks and Domains Foundation and Reșița City Hall;
June 11, 2022, Museum of the Daughters of Montaigne, 10.00: National Symposium “150 – 100 – 50 / The Cultural and Technical Treasure of the Karach-Severin County – Risetta and the Industry of Steam Locomotives, on the Turntable of National History” (III). The journey of the participants of the seminar, about Semmeringul Bănățean; Organizers: Reșița Ironworks and Domains Foundation and Reșița City Hall;
June 12, 2022, Steam Locomotive Museum, 19.00: festive concert with the Arad Philharmonic; Organizers: Culture Association “Metarsis” – Activities and Services of Urban Culture and Contemporary Art, Reșița, Reșița City Council, Uzinele de Fier Foundation and Domenși Reșița Foundation;
June 13, 2022, German Library “Alexander Tietz” Resita, 16.30: Presentation of the following volumes: “Habsburg Monarchy, 1848 – 1918”, Volume I – Economic Development, Administrative and Legal System, Armed Forces (ap. 2020), Volume II – The Peoples of the Empire (Ab. 2021), Volume III – The National Problem (Ab. 2021) and Volume IV – The Problem of Recognition (Ab. 2022), Polirum Yei Publishing, Romanian language editions curated and edited by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Graf;
June 14, 2022 Conference Room (Ground Floor) Reșița City Hall, 12.00: Closing of events with presentation of volumes: Dan Perianu, “History of Locomotives and Railways in Banat Montan”, editor. II, publishing house “TIM”, 2022, and two books published by the German Democratic Forum in the county of Karach-Severin and the German Association for Culture and Adult Education Resita (“Resita Museum of Locomotives” and “Banat Semmering”), published in Montaigne Girls Publishing, 2022.
Reșița City Hall’s partners in organizing these actions are: UBB University Center of Reșița; German Democratic Karach Severin Forum; German Society for Culture and Adult Education Resita; Jabal Banat Museum; “Paul Iorgovici” Caraș-Severin County Library; Museum of Film Buffs in Risetta; Salon of Art and Industry (TMK Artrum Riseta); Faculty of Engineering of Reșița – part of Babeș Bolyai University; Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR); General Guild of Romanian Engineers (AGIR) – Karas Severin Branch; steam locomotive Risetta Museum; Technical Museum of Risetta Machine Building Factory; German Library “Alexander Tietze” Resita; Karach Severin County Service National Archives; The magazine “Reflection: Art – Culture – Civilization” issued by the Caraş-Severin Conservation and Traditional Culture Promotion Center; Uzinele de Fier and Domeniile Resita Foundation; Matarsis Association for Culture.