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Öchsle steam locomotive Tanago Railfan Tours

Austria: Freight train festival
on the Steyrtalbahn

2 - 4 October 2020

Austria: Steyr Valley

In the past four years we have been very successful on the Steyrtal Railway several times with model-like photo trains. We travel with 298.102 and 498.04 freight trains, assembled according to models, to the best autumn foliage colouring between Grünburg and Steyr. The Steyr Valley Railway can fall back on a large reservoir of original freight wagons, which we will compile according to old photos. Among other things we will exclusively use the stool wagon H/s 20203, loaded with tree trunks (we financed the reconstruction of the wagon by our last photo action on the Steyrtalbahn) and the collecting wagon, whose signs we had specially made. By the way, we have renumbered all freight wagons of the Steyrtalbahn in January 2016 and in spring 2017 in epoch III in a prototypical way.

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No. of participants Min. 15 max. 41
Duration 3 day
Meals arranged, own cost
Price from 160 Euro
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Our tour program:

Depending on which locomotives are ready for operation in October 2020, we are planning the deployment of freight trains on the Steyr Valley Railway. At this point in time (July 2020 we assume "Klaus" 298.102 and 498.04). Should 699.103 be ready for operation, we will of course put the locomotive into service.

October 2, 2020, Friday:

Freight train with passenger transport and locomotive "Klaus" from Grünburg to Steyr and back. Night shots "on the track" illuminated with our professional lighting equipment.

3. October 2020, Saturday:

Photo freight train with 298.102 Grünburg - Steyr - Grünburg and accompanying extras. 
Night shots in Pergern with a short passenger train and extras to enliven the scenes. Illuminated with our professional lighting equipment.

4. October 2020, Sunday: 

Photo train with 498.04 as freight train with accompanying train for photographers. If enough participants register, we will use a second freight train with 298.102 additional.


Our prices:

  • 3 days photo program, as advertised: 425 Euro
  • Single days (Saturday, Sunday or Monday) each 160 Euro

All participants who have booked a Tanago photo tour or trip in the last two years will receive a 100 Euro Tanago anniversary discount (we will celebrate 10 years of Tanago rail travel in 2020). Please indicate when booking if you want to deduct the discount.

Overnight stay at the Tourhotel Christkindl in Steyr:

  • Overnight stay in a single room with breakfast, per person and night: 86 Euro (please specify in the booking form from when to when)
  • Accommodation in 1/2 double room with breakfast, per person and night: 67 Euro (please specify in the booking form from when to when)

Our services:

  • authentically labeled in epoch 3 freight trains on the Steyrtalbahn on 2, 3 and 4 of october 2020;
  • Night shots on 2 and 3 of october with 298.102 and "Klaus"
  • we organize lunch for all participants for all days (snack - self-payers);
  • Competent and experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking) plus local tour guide.
  • Not included in the price are tips, alcoholic drinks and food, personal expenses, travel to and from the Steyr Valley.


Notes: Arrival by yourself.