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11th Steam Engine Festival
To be held between 12th and 14th of April, 2019
"Dresden macht Dampf"

This site will gradually publish any information about the festival, i.e. information about the general programme, guest locomotives, special steam trains and so on.

Thanks for your visit!

On this site:

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General information

The Dresdner Dampfloktreffen has established its place among railway and steam galas in Saxony for many years. Several vintage trains from various regions of Germany as well as from neighbouring countries will come to Dresden, for their travellers and rolling stock to attend this gala. Similar to previous years, we intend to have illuminated evening photo sessions (Friday and Saturday) and a live music concert "Steam & Dixie" (Saturday night). An attractive programme of half-day and full-day excursion trains will be offered. We cordially welcome you as our travelling guests, in addition to "feel" the atmosphere in our depot.

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Excursion train programme

As many of our guests may already know, we will offer an outstanding special steam train programme around the Steam Engine Festival. At the moment - which is August 19th, 2018 - the following trains are planned.

Attention: This programme is subject to changes. As of yet, we are not able to securely predict a dedicated steam locomotive or a dedicated route. The overall framework, however, may be considered as being settled. We expect the final and really binding routes just a few days before the festival. This is typical due to habits in how Deutsche Bahn AG issues schedules to us or any other comparable customer. As our trains are operated by singular vintage engines, any short-term loco exchange may be required for technical reasons. Contrarily, we promise to steam-haul all excursion trains. Any changes in our state of planning will be published on the present webpage.

All trains will serve food and beverages, most likely in a characteristic dining car inherited from Deutsche Reichsbahn of GDR.
Children up to 6 years of age in accompany with an adult and without a claim for an own seat are transported free of charge.

Friday, 2019-04-12:

  • Dresden – Berlin – Dresden, Express Passenger Train "ELBFLORENZ" (planned locomotive: 01 202 as the single engine, no banking engine and no light engine for power supply to the carriages)
    Price: 79.00 € per person
    In Berlin you may visit the Railway Museum Berlin-Schöneweide. The entrance fee is included in the train ticket!
  • The time schedule will be published here, later on.

Saturday, 2019-04-13:

  • Morning (return by lunch time):
    Dresden - Meißen  Nossen  Großschirma  Nossen  Meißen  Dresden (planned locomotives: 50 3648 + surprise loco)
    Price: 42.00 € per person or
    Combined Ticket (train ticket + entrance to the festival area): 54.00 € per person
  • The time schedule will be published here, later on.
  • Afternoon (start after the morning train has come home):
    Dresden – Kamenz  Bautzen – Dresden (planned locomotives: 50 3610 + 52 8079)
    Price: 42.00 € per person or
    Combined Ticket (train ticket + entrance to the festival area): 54.00 € per person
  • The time schedule will be published here, later on.

Sunday, 2019-04-14:

  • Morning (return by lunch time):
    Dresden – Görlitz – Dresden (planned locomotives: outbound: 03 2155, return: 01 202)
    Price: 42.00 € per person or
    Combined Ticket (train ticket + entrance to the festival area): 54.00 € per person
  • The time schedule will be published here, later on.
  • Afternoon (start after the morning train has come home):
    Dresden Wilthen Ebersbach Rumburg Ebersbach Wilthen Dresden (planned locomotives: 35 1097 + 52 8079)
    Price: 42.00 € per person or
    Combined Ticket (train ticket + entrance to the festival area): 54.00 € per person
  • The time schedule will be published here, later on.

Subject to changes!

Please note:
- All trains will depart from and arrive at Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main station). None of the trains can stop at the railway museum or festival area, respectively.
- The Combined Ticket allows you to enter the festival area along Zwickauer Straße once, on a single day of the 10th Steam Engine Festival.
- Any special trains will be operated only upon receiption of sufficient pre-bookings, so that the break-even point of cost and revenue is passed. But we are pretty sure that none of the train offers would sell less - but you can never be sure in advance. Thus, please do not hesitate too long to book your tickets.

Ticket pre-sale / Webshop

The tickets can be baught in our webshop or at our partners, who organize complete journeys to Dresden including the festival entrance:

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S Bahn Logo - Bahn Dresden proudly presents:

Dampf & Dixie (Saturday, April 8th, starting at 7 pm.)

Admission fee: 15,- Euro per person

Tickets are available in >>> advanced booking <<<, possible remaining tickets at our cash desks during the festival.

For the first time the live music event will take place in the roundhouse (House 4) of Dresden Transport Museum. We are very glad to celebrate this event in cooperation with S-Bahn Dresden this year.

 Dixie1

 

Different bands will perform on this evening. Here the planned schedule as well as a short band description:

Entrée
Saxophon Quartett 6:30 – 7:00 pm.

Concert
Bigband Explosion 7:00 – 7:30 pm.
Blue-Dragons-Jazzband 7:45 – 8:30 pm.
Werkstatt BigBand 8:45 – 10:00 pm.
open session 10:00 – 10:30 pm.

Blue-Dragons-Jazzband

Beleive it or not - the Dresden Blue-Dragons-Jazzband exists since 2004 and the youngest member just turned 21. In the last years they have developed from a Teeny band to a well-known Jazz band in the Dresden Dixie music scene, performing on the international Dixieland fastival this year, again.

Bigband Explosion

Although the musicans are still quite young, the Bigband of the Dresden Conservatory Heinrich Schütz regulary inspires the auditions. They participated very successfull on different performances, e.g. at the "Mitteldeutsches Bigbandtreffen", directed by Andreas Reuter.

Werkstatt BigBand

The Werkstatt BigBand Dresden combines the Dresden music student of Dresden Technical University and the College of Music Dresden. Since 2011 they "swing" together, directed by Sebastian Haas. The special thing is, that students are allowed to take over direction of single songs.

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Source: http://werkstattbigband.de/

Schedules for the vintage trains in the frame of the 10th Dresden Steam Engine Festival

Friday, 2018-04-06

Train: "Elbflorenz" Dresden - Berlin - Dresden

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 1:37 p.m. (13:37)
Stop in Elsterwerda between 2:21 pm. and 3:00 pm.
Arrival at Bw Berlin-Schöneweide: 4:37 p.m. (16:37)

Departure from Bw Berlin-Schöneweide: 7:38 p.m. (19:38)
Stop in Elsterwerda between 9:29 pm. and 9:59 pm.
Arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 10:48 p.m. (22:48)

 

Saturday, 2018-04-07 Morning - New route due to restricted track availability

Train: Dresden - Freiberg - Großvoigtsberg - Nossen - Meißen - Dresden

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 07:56 am.
Freiberg: 08:40 am.
Nossen: 10:20 am.
Meissen-Triebischtal: 11:12 am.
Coswig: 11:24 am.
Radebeul Ost: 11:32 am.
Arrival at Dresden-Hbf: 11:48 am.

 

Saturday, 2018-04-07 Afternoon

Train: Dresden - Meißen - Nossen - Freiberg - Dresden

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 1:58 p.m. (13:58)
Meißen-Triebischtal: 2:25 p.m. (14:25)
Arrival at Nossen: 3:33 pm. (15:33)

Departure from Nossen: 4:10 pm. (16:10)
Freiberg i.Sa.: 5.19 pm. (17:19)
Arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 5:59 pm. (17:59)

 

Sunday, 2018-04-08 Morning

Train: Dresden - Freiberg - Dresden

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 8:16 am.
Arrival at Freiberg: 9:21 am.

Departure from Freiberg: 9:42 am.
Arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 10:33 am.

 

Sunday, 2018-04-08 Afternoon - New route due to restricted track availability

Train: Dresden - Meißen - Nossen - Döbeln - Chemnitz - Glauchau - Chemnitz - Freiberg - Dresden

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 1:00 pm. (13:00)
Meissen-Triebischtal: 1:31 pm. (13:31)
Arrival at Nossen: 2:07 pm. (14:07)

Departure from Nossen: 2:22 pm. (14:22)
Döbeln: 2:53 pm. (14:53)
Chemnitz: 3:35 pm. (15:35)
Arrival at Glauchau: 4:11 pm. (16:11)

Departure from Glauchau: 5:11 pm. (17:11)
Chemnitz: 5:42 pm. (17:42)
Freiberg i. Sa.: 6:17 pm. (18:17)
An Dresden Hbf: 6:59 pm. (18:59)

E 77 10, built in 1925, tenderly nicknamed „Elli“
– a special appreciation to celebrate her 90th birthday

(an anniversary text by our colleague Alfred Hobl)

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Our wonderful historic electric loco E 77 10 had its last general inspection three years ago. On October 4th, 2012, the oldest and – by that time the only – German electric loco with rod drive in active working condition hauled a charter passenger train from Dresden to Eisenach in preparation of the chassis inspection. The next day, Meiningen’s V 100 Diesel locomotive transferred it to the Meiningen heavy repair works. There, E 77 10 – which is owned by DB Museum and under the operative protection of Erzgebirgsbahn – received new wheel tyres at all wheelsets. Additionally, the oil in the transformator has been exchanged and the radio communication and INDUSI installation checked and updated.

 

After an extensive, intense general inspection (which included overhaul and repair of components) this only, still active electric locomotive with rod drive returned to Dresden in December 2013 and was presented at the 6th Dresden Steam Engine Festival with celebration week from April 4th to 13th, 2014, on behalf “175 years of first German wide-range railway Leipzig‑Dresden” in refurbished beauty. Promoting joy to numerous visitors and railway enthusiasts from all over the world, E 77 10 hauled excursion passenger trains through the beautiful Elbe river valley and up the Tharandt’s steep inclination (Tharandter Rampe).

 

Financing was done by IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt – a cordial thank you to all sponsors, donators, supporters and intensely committed colleagues.

 

A special highlight was the semi-public excursion train on May 28th, 2015, to Zwickau via Freiberg, Chemnitz (including parallel driving with electric locomotive 242 001 of MTEG/PRESS) and back. In the next year as well, special trains will be offered with E 77 10 through the beautiful Elbe river valley and up the Tharandt’s steep inclination.

 

Questions & booking:

>>> Reisebüro Maertens <<<, Tel.: 0351 / 56393930

>>> Flügelrad-Touristik <<<

 

In the frame of the 8th Dresden Steam Engine Festival (15.-17.04.2016) with the motto freight service yesterday and today, “our Elli” will be hauling special trains. Further information >>> here <<<.