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Mariazellerbahn –
Mountain route special

5th - 6th Oktober 2019

Austria: Mariazellerbahn – Mountain route special

We have been trying for years to get a red- beige 1099 with the most original preserved cars on the Mariazellerbahn for use in front of special photo trains. The way was long and stony, but finally we will reach our destination. On 2 full photo days we will use the red beige 1099.14 (inscribed in epoch 4 as ÖBB machine) in front of brown passenger cars (6 resp. 4 cars trains, without Ötscherbär logo) on the mountain and valley route of the Mariazellerbahn. As usual at Tanago, all participants ride in the train, on the transfer routes we "decorate" the locomotive and wagons with warning vests, because non-paying fence guests are unwanted on this ride.

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No. of participants Min. 20
max. 38
Duration 2 days
Accommodation / Meals
Price 200 Euro
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Our tour program

Friday, 4th October 2019
Meeting of the participants and overnight stay in the Tourhotel in Winterbach.

Saturday, 5th October 2019
From Winterbach we first drive to the Laubenbachmühle, where 1099.14 with their 6-car train (consisting of bicycle wagon + 4100 + 3146 + 3159 + dining wagon + social wagon) is already waiting for us. We use the day for the ascent of the mountain route up to Mariazell. At the most beautiful places of the train we get off and take pictures. At 18:40 o'clock we are again in Winterbach, where we spend the night again.

Sunday, 6th October 2019
Today we drive with 1099.14 and a 4-car train the valley route of the Mariazellerbahn from Laubenbachmühle to St. Pölten Alpenbahnhof. In Obergrafendorf we organize an exhibition of the locomotives at the turntable. Afterwards we drive with many photo stops up to Winterbach, where we are expected back around 17:34 o'clock. After the end of the tour you have the possibility to stay one more night in Winterbach or to start your journey home.


Travel price

385 Euro per person for both days Participation in the photo trip

  • Overnight stay from 4th to 6th October 2 nights) in the Tourhotel in Winterbach in 1/2 double room with half board (breakfast / dinner) for 120 Euro (incl. visitor's tax).
  • Single room supplement for both nights; 18 Euro
  • additional overnight stay in 1/2 double room from 12 to 13 May 2019 with half board; 60 Euro
  • Single supplement for extra day (5 to 6 October 2019); 9 Euro

Our services

  • authentically labelled passenger trains on the Mariazellerbahn on 5th and 6th October 2019;
  • optional overnight stay with half board in the Tourhotel in Winterbach, where the tours start and end.
  • Competent and experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking) plus local tour guide.

Tips, drinks, personal expenses, arrival and departure to Winterbach are not included in the tour price.


This tour is exclusively designed for photographers, as we are not allowed to push the train back on a free track. In addition, we only park the train at some photo points and do not pass through. Thus, this trip is only conditionally suitable for video friends.