Unique Railway Museum Hall shows historically unique electric and steam locomotives.(German Railway Foundation)

Summer festival in late August • photoshoot for railway fans on 26 August 19 to 21 pm • DB Regio opens workshop and provides information on Zuginstandhaltung • family ticket for 2 adults and 4 children

Photo Railway Museum / Beims &  East German Reichsbahn Elektrolok 11 001. Photo: DB Museum

Electric Locomotive E 95 02.Photo: DB Museum / Heisig &  electric locomotive Series 04 01. Photos: DB Museum / Rühle

Halle Berlin, August 8/2017 | With an elaborate and spectacular show the vehicle load the DB Museum Hall and the closely related with the location Traditionsgemeinschaft Bw Halle eV is a summer festival. The focus is on electric locomotives that have shaped the development of railways in Germany significantly. Some of the vehicles have been preserved only in the DB Museum and the inventory of friendly associations or specially converted for the summer festival to Halle. August 26 and 27 respectively from 10 to 18 is celebrated on the weekend. Families with up to four children benefit from a discounted family ticket for 10 euros.

Dr. Oliver Götze, director DB Museum:

“Our summer festival is an invitation to families and railway experts. Thanks to many supporters we show in Halle an entire weekend rarities and legends of the rail, which are otherwise rarely seen. ” 

Milestones of the railway in the 1920s and East German Reichsbahn

The DB Museum will present around 20 different series on the turntable and roundhouse, of which only individual vehicles are partially preserved today. An example is the electric locomotive 77 10. This is considered the oldest operable rods electric locomotive in the world and is unique. The museum vehicle was built in 1925 and has since been received in working order. Next will be to see the largest and heaviest ever built in Germany electric locomotive with the E 95 02. This vehicle is the latest in a series that has been provided by the German National Railroad in 1927 with just six vehicles in service. Models of the recent past are also present, for example, the first newly developed by the East German Reichsbahn Elektrolok 11,001 from the early 1960s.

Locomotives are transferred especially to Halle 

Some vehicles are converted especially for the summer festival to Halle: Electric Locomotives 77 10 belongs to the inventory of the DB Museum is operated loan by the interest group Bw Dresden Altstadt. Even the legendary express locomotive electric locomotive 04 01 will leave their regular place in Leipzig’s main railway station and give a guest performance. Steam locomotive fans also get their money: the only steam locomotive obtained by coal dust is seen in hall be (Lok 52 4900, built in 1943) as well as the fastest operational steam locomotive in the world 18,201.

DB Regio opens new factory

While the DB Museum presents historical locomotives, DB Regio Southeast opens its parallel workshop and informed about the modern maintenance at the Mitteldeutsche S-Bahn. Children can look around in the cab and overlook train drivers over his shoulder.

Service Notes 

Date: Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27
Opening times: in each case 10 to 18 pm (last inlet 17 hours)
Admission: Adults 5 €, children 2,50 €, families 10 €

German Railway Foundation gGmbH
DB Museum Halle (Saale)
Volkmannstrasse 39
06112 Halle
Phone: 0345 239-7336