After what seems like the longest wait, Dampfspektakel finally returns to Trier in 2018, with a once-a-decade festival of steam and a fabulous line-up of locomotives converging on Germany's oldest city with a 4-day festival of passenger trains hauled by steam locos galore.
After what seems like the longest wait, Dampfspektakel finally returns to Trier in 2018, with a once-a-decade festival of steam and a fabulous line-up of locomotives converging on Germanys oldest city with a 4-day festival of passenger trains hauled by steam locos galore.
Full coverage of the 4 day Dampfspektakel including steam specials
Steam along the 17 kms metre gauge Brohltalbahn
Steam on the Brohl harbour line not normally open to the public
Steam on the 12 kms standard gauge Kuckuksbähnel with photo stop
Visit the atmospheric Neustadt steam depot
Private tour of DB Museum, Koblenz
Along with lots to interest non-enthusiast partners, including:
Scenic rail journeys through rural landscapes
Tour is scheduled to coincide with a local Moselle wine festival (to be confirmed)
Optional Sightseeing and shopping in historic Trier with its Roman heritage
Friday 27th April 2018
6 days from £999
We depart London St Pancras International travelling via Brussels to Trier and our hotels. We will have a welcome evening meal at our hotel.D
To make maximum use of the 4 day Dampfspektakel event we will be issuing each customer with a Freedom Pass covering all zones to enable you to either travel with our Tour Manager on the itinerary we produce for you or to travel independently on specific excursions if you wish.
The event is scheduled to radiate around 7 main routes from Trier, including the lines to Saarbrücken, Luxembourg, Koblenz, and Gerolstein. Amongst the journeys and special attractions we will be looking to include in your itinerary are:
The current Dampfspektakel locomotive line-up features 9 steam locos including a pair of Pacifics (03 1010 & 01 519) Luxembourg's CFL 5519, and the star of the show the newly restored and repatriated from Switzerland Class 23 058, plus a couple of heritage electric locos.
Routes: Trier - Saarbrücken - Wittlich - Trier - Merzig - Bullay - Nenning - Gerolstein - Luxemburg - Koblenz
Steam on the metre gauge Brohltalbahn. This 17 kms line known as the Vulkan Express follows a tortuous route across viaducts, steep gradients and tunnels between Engeln and Brohl. Note: the railway is awaiting a licence to enable them to run steam along the complete line during the event including the steep section into Engeln and also on the not publicly used section down to the harbour at Brohl Rheinanlagen.
Travel by steam to Neustadt to combine a visit to the atmospheric steam depot at Neustadt/Weinstrasse with a steam run on the steeply graded 12 km standard gauge 'Kuckuksbähnel' between Elmstein and Lambrecht, hopefully with the beautiful 1910 Henschel built 89 7159 and heritage coaches.
Private tour of DB Museum, Koblenz
We continue to make best use of our all zones Dampfspektakel ticket and we will also include, if required, private connecting transfers between stations to gain the maximum line coverage and, if required, transfers from the station to our hotels.
A reduced Dampfspektakel schedule today allows us to also feature one of the excursions from the list on Day 2.B
A reduced Dampfspektakel schedule today allows us to feature more of the excursions from the list on Day 2.
Transferring to the station for our homeward journey, we take the traditional route via Luxemburg to Brussels and onwards via Eurostar to London.B
HOTELS IN TRIER
We have reserved accommodation at a number of quality hotels conveniently located for Trier Hbf and Süd stations, all with private facilities and good reputations. If the Dampfspektakel
timetable requires either early or late starts then private road transport will be provided to and from the stations. Your allocated hotel will be shown on your booking confirmation.
From London St Pancras International
Single Room Supplement
Standard Class travel with seat reservations included.
5 nights' bed & breakfast plus one evening meal
Standard Class rail travel
All excursions as detailed
Connecting road and rail travel where applicable
Services of experienced Railtrail Tours Manager
Fare based upon sharing a Twin/Double room, with private facilities.
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