|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.
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.
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.
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
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
For groups from the
UK travelling via P&O Ferries from Hull to
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 www.stoomcentrum.be or
|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