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Our popular steam locomotive seminars

Be a steam train driver once for a day!

Who hasn't wanted to become a steam train driver?

At our steam locomotive seminars there is an opportunity to do so. Because then this childhood dream can become reality for a weekend. Within the framework of these seminars, railway friends learn interesting facts about the history and technology of the steam locomotive during lectures by the steam locomotive personnel of the Eisenbahn-Tradition e.V., and are practically familiarized with the handling of locomotive 78 468.

Each seminar is limited to a maximum of 12 participants!


Participation price: 349,- € per person (from 16 years!)


The next dates:

Pentecost 2023


May 28 + 29

Summer 2023


August 19 + 20


If possible, please register and enquire online or to:

Eisenbahn-Tradition e.V.
z.Hd. Herrn Beckers
Fax: +49 2 51 / 63 658


Accommodation service:

We recommend the central accommodation service of the
Tecklenburger Land at the

Tecklenburger Land Tourismus e.V.
Markt 7
49545 Tecklenburg
under the phone number

+49 5 4 82 / 92 91 82

to use.


Timing of the steam locomotive seminar

1st seminar day

(The times given are only approximate times!)

10.30 a.m.

Welcome at the Lengerich-Hohne depot, presentation of the participants and the association.

11.30 a.m. Start of heating of the steam locomotive
78 468. Crush wood, load and heat the boiler.
Noon Introduction to the history and technology of the steam locomotive with explanations on the real locomotive. Detailed explanation of the function of a steam locomotive.
1.00 p.m. Joint "train driver lunch"
(included in the participation price!)
1.30 p.m. Tasks of the locomotive personnel before and during the journey (theory and examples from practice). Testing of the locomotive for operational readiness.
3.30 p.m. Coffee break with "roster line-up".
(see Sunday)
4.00 p.m. Get to know the steam locomotive in practice with trips in the depot area. (The participants themselves stand at the controller)
5.30 p.m. Taking water, remove slag, load coal, oiling and checking the locomotive on the pit. Parking of the locomotive for a night's rest.
6.30 p.m. End of the seminar day.

2nd seminar day

(The times given are only approximate times!)

  8.45 a.m. Welcome at the Lengerich-Hohne depot. Special train journeys, e.g. on the Tecklenburger Nordbahn between Osnabrück and Mettingen. Alternating ride of the participants on the driver's cab of the locomotive. Here, the participants themselves reach for the coal shovel and get to know the cooperation between train driver and heater.

When the participants travel and when they leave is already determined on the 1st day of the seminar during the coffee break in a "roster".


7.00 p.m.

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