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Mladejov steam Tanago Railfan tours

Czech Republic:
Supporting tender festival in Mladejov

1 - 3 October 2021

Czech Republic: Supporting tender festival in Mladejov

We have already visited the quaint, former industrial railroad in Mladejov several times, unfortunately each time with only one operable steam locomotive. Now we have the unique opportunity to visit Mladejov with several operational locomotives as part of the Tanago Supporting Tender Festival. In October 2021, both support tender locomotives from Krauss, as well as the ČKD BS 80 should be under steam. We intend to use these on the approx. 8 km long industrial railroad in front of authentic tipper and freight trains. The 600mm industrial railroad of Mladejov served to supply the fireclay plant with clay and coal, which were transported in tipping lorries.

On Friday morning and afternoon, on Saturday morning and afternoon, and on Sunday morning and noon, we will cover one photo train each with the support locomotive and the CKD BS 80, respectively. The photographers will ride in front in the specially chartered train. On Friday and Saturday evening, night shots in the originally preserved steam locomotive depot or in front of the backdrop of the former fireclay factory, illuminated with our professional lighting equipment. Unique shots in beautiful autumn landscape on the wooded and hilly industrial railroad of Mladejov!

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No. of participants min. 16 - max. 32
Duration 3 days
Meals optional
Price 460 Euro
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September 30, 2021, Thursday
Individual arrival of all participants to Mladejov. One option is the EC 177 Berlin - Prague (departure in Berlin at 13:00) and on to Ceska Trebova. Arrival there at 19:17 and subsequent transfer to the hotel. Or alternative, individual arrival to Mladejov by car.

October 1, 2021, Friday
The day is still in the planning stage and will be completed soon.

October 2, 2021, Saturday
After breakfast we will meet in Mladejov. We will spend the whole day on the former industrial railroad of Maldejov and will have an authentic tippler train hauled by locomotive #1 (Krauss, Linz 1, built in 1920) and about 12 freight cars (tipplers). Steady gradients always make the locomotive working "the right way around"! Participants travel in a diesel train in front. During the lunch break you can have a barbecue at the Bw (self-pay). During the lunch break you will have the opportunity to photograph locomotive #5 on the siding with a freight car. In the afternoon we will go with the photo train once again on the track to take the pictures from the other side in terms of light. In the evening night shots in the completely authentic, because still hardly renovated small Bw of the railroad.

October 3, 2021, Sunday
After breakfast, we will again drive to Mladejov, where we will ride the former industrial railroad with the support locomotive and a lorry train until noon. As yesterday, all participants will travel in the diesel train (diesel locomotive + passenger car) in front. In the early afternoon we will return home, either by train or by car.

End of the trip.

Tour price

460 Euro per person.

Our services

  • Special trains with several steam locomotives on the industrial railroad in Mladejov;
  • Friday and Saturday evening night shooting;
  • All necessary entrance and visit fees.
  • Professional and experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking) plus local tour guide.
  • On request we can name and book overnight accommodations nearby.

Not included in the tour price are accommodation, tips, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses, travel to and from Mladejov.

The itinerary is designed for maximum photo and video yield and therefore designed for dedicated photographers and videographers. We will have an early start in the morning, lunch will be provided by the train, and in the evening we will enjoy Czech cuisine!

Travel options
The official meeting point of all participants is Mladejov, reachable either directly by own car or via Prague also by train.