Guest steam engines, September 22nd/23rd, 2018, in Altstadt

35 1097 (Glauchau), 50 3648 (Chemnitz) and 41 1144 (Eisenach) visited Altstadt for operational supply, turnaround and short-term stabling. The 50 and 35 double-headed a vintage charter from Cottbus between Dresden-Neustadt and Doksy (Czech Republic). Late at night, the 35 headed through to Cottbus, whereas the 50 came back to the depot and went home to Chemnitz the next morning.

The 41 from Thüringen brought a one-day excursion train to Radebeul Ost, placed the waggon rolling stock in Coswig (bei Dresden) and then came to Altstadt for operational supply. Within 90 minutes, the entire "regular" agenda was completed: Clearing the smoke chamber, removing slag, bunkering water and coal. And, coffee for the personnel, of course. Afterwards, they made off for their trip home.

These activities once more highlighted the utmost, trans-regional and even international importance of the depot in Altstadt as an ACTIVE institution to supply steam engines and give them a (temporary) home. Tradition is not preserving the ashes but passing on the flame! According to this motto, anything should be attempted to maintain this functionality in the future - and not have the depot drop into cadaveric rigidity.

Text and pictures: Dr. Christof Schröfl, deputy public relations, IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V., 24.09.2018

Media conference on the 10th Steam Engine Festival

The media conference on the 10th Steam Engine Festival was held on March 26, 2018, on board of a steam-hauled charter train. Numerous journalists participated in the excursion from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Klingenberg-Colmnitz and back. The three co-organisers IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V., Verkehrsmuseum Dresden and Deutsche Bahn AG informed on this year's highlights, traditional and new topics of the festival. We cordially thank all the people involved and the sponsors of this marvellous event! 

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS. 

 

 

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS. 

 

Thank you very much, Johannes Mühle, for sharing your impressive photo of our train while we were bulling up the Tharandter Rampe!

Text: Dr. Christof Schröfl, Mitarbeiter Medien IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V., 27.03.2018

The "End-of-Season" festival, October 14th and 15th, 2017, was blessed by phantastic sunny weather. Numerous visitors joined the exhibition grounds and enjoyed footplate rides on E 77 10 and 50 3648, respectively. Some images below should keep alive the memory of these two eventful days. Many thanks as well to one videographer who allowed us to link his movie in this place:

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS. 

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

Text: Dr. Christof Schröfl, Mitarbeiter Medien IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V.

Steam locomotives as guests in Altstadt in the Advent time of 2017

Like every year, Dresden is a famous destination for vintage trains from numerous regions of Germany. Countless people can this way attend the Striezelmarkt or other local events in a very relaxed manner. The steam engines of these trains come to the Dresden Altstadt depot where members of the association Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V. supply them with water, coal, and enable further technical treatment. As an example, 03 1010 (DB Museum, Traditionsgemeinschaft Bw Halle P e.V.) came to Altstadt on December 9th, 2017.

On the other hand, some steam-hauled trains are operated from Dresden in those days. Their engines are as well regular guests in Altstadt, like was 23 1097 (IG 58 3047, Glauchau) on December 15th, 2017.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

Beitrag: Dr. Christof Schröfl, Mitarbeiter Medien, IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V.

October 3rd, 2017, saw E 77 10 operate a chartered vintage train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Bad Schandau and back. Some impressions of this marvellous excursion:

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

We cordially thank anybody who was involved in bringing this fabulous event to life!

Text: Dr. Christof Schröfl, Mitarbeiter Medien IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.v.