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Roll wagons to the mountains

Friday, 12 to Sunday, 14 April 2019

Zittau: Roll wagons to the mountains

Attention - changed, extended program!

For years we have been a regular guest with our photo trains on the tracks of the Zittau narrow-gauge railways.

Also in 2019 we will be on the road with the VT 137 and various steam-covered freight trains on the Zittau network. But this is only possible in the low season, when there are still enough tracks available for our photo trains and we have plenty of time for photo stops and sham journeys.

Already on Friday afternoon we start our program with an afternoon trip of the red VT 137, signposted in epoch IIIa. Afterwards we offer a night trip with the VT, we illuminate all stations and photo points with our light equipment for you.

Saturday and Sunday morning we start the day very early, with a DR passenger train and sunrise pictures. Then we drive a freight train with four loaded rolling stock, a baggage car, a DR passenger car and a DR baggage car. On Saturday our tractor is a VII K, signposted in epoch IV. On Sunday, two VII K's, signposted in epoch IV, cover our rolling stock train into the mountains. Beside the "Zittauer Hofdame" we bring still further vehicles along the distance into the "play". All participants ride in the train, on all transfer routes we "decorate" our train with orange high visibility vests.

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No. of participants max. 36
Duration 3 days
Meals optional
Price from 160 €
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Our event starts on Friday evening with a night ride of the red VT 137 from Zittau to the mountains. The vehicle drives for us in the early Era III, labeled in the USSR zone, 3rd class. We illuminate the stations and photo points with our lighting equipment so that you can take pictures on this trip that are otherwise not possible. Extras and a historical vehicle animate the scenes.

Saturday and Sunday will be dedicated to steam traction, and on both days we will be operating a trolley train consisting of 4 loaded trolleys, a freight car, a DR passenger car and a DR baggage car. On Saturday a VII K in epoch IV signposted, the train, on Sunday 2 locomotives of the class VII K, signposted in epoch IV, cover our train.

We would like to draw the attention of all railcar fans to the event on wednesday and thursday, april 10 and 11, 2019, when we are travelling in the "Schluckenauer Zipfel" with a Hurvinek and a bread box set. Since the two destinations are close together, a combination of both tours is a good idea.

Your travel price:

3-day program on the Zittau narrow-gauge railway from 12-14 April 2019 (without food, without hotel) - 420 Euro

Single days:

Friday, 12 April 2019 - afternoon and night trip with VT 137, evening illuminated photo spots - 160 Euro

Saturday, 13 April 2019 and Sunday, 14 April 2019 - only bookable together - as advertised - 400 Euro

Overnight stay: On request, we can book you an inexpensive overnight stay in the former DR sleeping car very close by (Varnsdorf).

Our services:

  • Photo trains to ride along and take photos at selected places;
  • Catering as indicated;
  • Expert and experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking).
  • Tips, personal expenses, arrival and departure to Zittau are not included in the price.

Overnight stay: We have reserved a complete car of the brewery's own sleeping car train at the Kocour Pivovar Brewery in Varnsdorf, Czech Republic (directly behind the German-Czech border). From 10th April to 14th April 2019 we offer a prestigious overnight accommodation, every participant of our trips "Schluckenauer Zipfel" and "Güterzugtage in Zittau" can book a compartment for individual use for 30 € per night, the price also includes breakfast in the brewery's restaurant. Showers and sanitary facilities are located directly next to the hotel train. Please note your accommodation requirements on the booking form.

Please note our extensive insurance options: Tanago cooperates with HanseMerkur Insurance. Tanago offers inexpensive protection against illness, loss of valuables, travel cancellation or travel cancellation costs.

Tour is confirmed to run and is fully booked.

You can also combine this photo event with our previous tour to the "Schluckenauer Zipfel" on the Czech side.