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Trier Plandampf 2018

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by 5944, May 30, 2017.

  1. 5944

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    Seems there's going to be another big do next year, similar to the one in 2010. 27th April to 1st May.
     
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    This is wonderful news. Dampfspektakal in 2010 was absolutely stunning. The noise the BR23 made leaving Kyllburg with the 07:27 departure for Gerolstein on Easter Monday still gives me goosebumps.

    I'll get booking hotels and ferries.

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    There has been talk of five Pacifics. :)
    One source I have read says it will be on a similar scale to the 175th anniversary event in 2010 but suggests that Trier rather than Gerolstein will be the hub.
     
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    I wonder if one of the will be an 03? Those are my favourite of the big 'un's.

    I imagine that the route between Trier and Gerolstein will figure greatly in the schedule as the timetable is a bit more forgiving, but the line up to Koblenz is very scenic too.

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    Had a run behind 03 001 back in 1995 from Berlin to Dresden and back. The outward run was one of the best steam runs I've ever had. Mile after mile of full bore thrash. It was the driver's last steam turn before retiring and he went out in style.
     
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    Does this have a website yet?
     
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    The only indication I have had is from Railtrail Tours who are currently seeking names of interested parties; I presume further details will be released towards the end of the year with the appropriate website by the organisers.
     
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    http://www.der-takt.de/artikeldetails/artikel/dampfspektakel-2018.html

    Translated from the German

    Full Steam Ahead: Steam Spectacle 2018

    BOOK NOW: 28. APRIL TO 1. MAY 2018

    You should keep this date free: a great railroad nostalgia event awaits you in 2018 in the Greater Trier region. This event is a real spectacle, not just for railroad enthusiasts. The enthusiasm that the historic steam locomotives can arouse is timeless and appeals to young and old alike. That is why the crowd comes from far and near to the event. Be there.

    4 days of railway nostalgia
    2018 the large Eisenbahnevent takes place in the greater Trier area. The event starts on Saturday, April 28th and runs until Tuesday, May 1st. In the course of the railways, many interesting rail routes will be crossed along the river runs of the Mosel and Saar as well as in the Eifel region. The majority of the over 100 trains, which will be used during the spectacle, are covered by steam locomotives. But train enthusiasts can also look forward to historic diesel and electric locomotives. The passenger cars also deserve the title of "historic rail vehicles".

    The first planned trips with steam are fixed!

    28th April | 29 April | 1 May 2018:

    · 2 train pairs Luxembourg - Trier and back
    · 3 train pairs Trier - Nennig and back
    · 1 train pair Trier - Wellen and back
    · 2 train pairs Trier - Bullay and back
    · 3 train pairs Trier - Wittlich and back
    · 2 train pairs Trier - Saarbrücken and back
    · 1 train pair Trier - Merzig and back (with historic electric locomotive)
    · 4 train pairs Trier - Gerolstein and back
    · 1 train pair Trier - Bitburg-Erdorf and back
    · 1 train pair Koblenz - Trier and back (historical TEE train with electric locomotive)
    · 2 train pairs Koblenz - Wittlich and back (historical TEE train with electric locomotive)

    April 30, 2018:

    · 3 train pairs Trier - Saarbrücken and back
    · 1 train pair Trier - Brohl and back (with historic electric locomotive)
    · Special train on Brohltalbahn

    Depending on the final timetable adjustment with DB Netz AG and the available vehicles, changes are still possible (planning status July 2017). In addition, it is already pointed out that when there is a high risk of forest fires, the steam trains can be covered with e-loks or diesel locomotives and also with train failures.

    Soon more information here and at www.dampfspektakel.info
    The planning for the railway nostalgia event 2018 is in full swing. The new website for the event will be online this year. At www.dampfspektakel.info you will soon be informed about all the events, the latest news, important information about timetables, tickets and prices. So check it out from time to time.

    The steam spectacle 2018 is the steam event of the year, which you must not miss!
     
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    A shame that steam will not be going beyond Bullay in the Moseltal. A Dutch friend of mine has been informed that a tunnel on the route is now barred to steam.
     

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