Rail excursions to the TRAIN 150 event
The railways in Sweden are
celebrating 150 years of rail travel. Special excursion trains, from
several departure points, will take visitors to and from the biggest
event, TRAIN 150, 7-10 September 2006.
VINTAGE TRAIN EXCURSIONS
This autumn will see the Swedish
Railway Museum’s Vintage Train making return trips between
Stockholm, Uppsala and the Museum grounds in Gävle for the ninth
year running. The Vintage Train faithfully reflects the style and
ambience of train travel 50 years ago.
Choose between the roomy
wing armchairs of a 2nd Class carriage and the somewhat less
luxurious sofas of a 3rd Class carriage. The carriages are marked
according to the times. Today they would be designated as 1st Class
and 2nd Class.
You can enjoy a meal on the Vintage
Train. We serve a hot breakfast on the way to Gävle, and dinner on
the return trip. Please note that seating is limited!
Just book your table
on boarding the train.
VETERAN TRAIN EXCURSIONS
We will also be running a number of
excursions to the Museum using Veteran Trains that are on loan from
various railway preservation and restoration societies.
These Veteran Trains are
also from a bygone age. The restaurant car of the Veteran Train from
Stockholm has only a limited number of seats, and the menu contains
only simpler items. The menus on the other Veteran Trains are
restricted to tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and sandwiches.
The Veteran Trains have been
lent to us by Nässjö Railway Museum, Grängesberg Lines Railway
Museum, Stockholm Cultural Association for Stream and Rail.
The Veteran Trains will run
- Stockholm and Uppsala
- Borlänge and Falun
- Eskilstuna, Västerås, Sala and Avesta Krylbo
Tickets will be sold by
SJ (Swedish State Railways) from Friday 2 June.
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