Built in the 1940s, this railroad is a throwback to Communist times when the Young Pioneers, the youth movement of the Communist Party, ran the operation. Today, it is only specially trained children learning and having fun under adult supervision. The scenery along this narrow-gauge rail journey is enchanting, especially in spring and fall. The youthful staff dresses in miniature versions of the official MÁV (Hungarian State Railways) uniforms, with all the appropriate paraphernalia. The train slowly winds 11km (6.8 miles) through the Buda Hills, providing numerous panoramas along the way.
To get to the Széchenyi-hegy terminus, take the no. 61 tram from Moszkva tér two stations to the cogwheel (fogaskereku vasút) station (the stop is Városmajor, and it is across the street from the Hotel Budapest, on Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor in Buda). Take the cogwheel to the Széchenyi hegy terminus. One-way travel time on the railway is 45 minutes ending at Huvösvölgy, where you can again take the no. 61 tram to get you back to Moszkva tér.