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The annual steam festival will be held at Maldegem, Belgium, on 
Saturday and Sunday 3th and 4th of May , 2014
The annual steam festival will be held at Maldegem, Belgium, on Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th of May, 2014.

A firm programme is already being established: Amongst the visiting locos on the standard gauge will be La Meuse 0-4-0t locomotive “no.6” from The MBS line in Holland.

Another attraction will be the pairing of Maldegem’s tiny “St. Leonard  0-4-0t “Yvonne” of 1893 with two four wheel ex SNCV standard gauge tram trailers of 1894. These will make a couple of trips to Balgerhoeke each day.

Maldegem’s three other servicable loco’s, Ex Tunstead Quarries, Avonside 0-4-0st “FRED”, LaMeuse 0-6-0t “BEBERT” and Polish “Ferrum” 0-6-0t “GENERAL MACEK” will also be in service. This locomotive previously worked on the Northhampton Steam Railway in England.

An interesting program, similar to previous years, has been devised.  An intensive service will run to Eeklo on the standard gauge. Special this year will be the extension of services into Eeklo main line station. There will also be a selection of modern Diesel and electric freight locomotives from various operators on display either in Maldegem or Eeklo

On the narrow gauge line, trains will be operated by the familiar Kerr-Stuart 0-4-0st “PETER PAN” together with another yet to be confirmed loco from the UK. On this line, there will also be an intensive service in operation.

The non-rail steam aspect will not be forgotten, and various other steam items are planned to attend.  

In Maldegem, there will be the usual selection of trade stands, cinema coach, model railways,  and passenger carrying live steam track. Also some vintage cars and horse drawn carriages on display.

For groups from the UK travelling via P&O Ferries from Hull to Zeebrugge, Stoomcentrum
is able to arrange pick up at the Ferry terminal and transfer to and from Maldegem by preserved bus. Or alternatively, from Aalter or Brugge main line stations for groups arriving by train.

For further details, visit the website  or tel. 003250716852
Kevin M Hoggett  

For Stoomcentrum Maldegem VZW
The Ashford Group of the Kent & East Sussex Railway are running a coach trip from Ashford (Kent) via Eurotunnel  on the Sunday of the Festival from Ashford (Kent) at 07.30 returning to Ashford at 21.30.

The inclusive fare is £38.

Please telephone Keith Mapley on 01303 269138 for full details

Belgian St Leonard 0-4-0t "Yvonne"

Maldegem Steam Center is home to the largest collection of steam locomotives in Flanders. Re-live travel as it was in olden times,  in third class on wooden benches, or in the plush first class, otherwise on board a historic diesel railcar. We also offer a ride in open coaches on the narrow gauge line and a film about trains in our air conditioned cinema coach.
In July and August you can even visit this attraction from Bruges with a direct historic bus conection!

STOOMCENTRUM vzw MALDEGEM Stationsplein 8 B-9990 Maldegem Belgium Tel. (+32)(0)50/71.68.52  Fax. (+32)(0)50/35.89.89 TVA: BE 0428.727.231