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Öchsle steam locomotive Tanago Railfan Tours

Germany: 50 3648
in Chemnitz Hilbersdorf depot

19 June 2021

Germany: 50 3648 in Chemnitz Hilbersdorf depot

50 3648 in the Bw Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf

Our photo shootings in railroad depots with locomotives under steam are still very popular, because you get unusual shots without disturbing visitors, who are always annoying with demanding photos or videos. After several shootings in the depot of Wittenberge, in the Wernigerode and in the Chemnitz- Hilbersdorf depot with its unique high bunkers, we are pleased to be able to offer such an event in Chemnitz- Hilbersdorf again in June 2021.

We will re-create the once everyday operating scenes in the Chemnitz Hilbersdorf depot with the Reko 50s under steam - 50 3648 - and the cold steam locomotives, such as 86 1001 and 50 3628: Locomotives in the shed, on the turntable, during assembly and disassembly, at the water crane, during sanding and with personnel in DR uniforms. 50 3648 will, among other things, string a freight train through the Bw. Our crew of reanactors, consisting of active and former locomotive drivers, will also be there again. So you are guaranteed to bring home great photos and videos.

Limited number of participants for optimal photos and videos!


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No. of participants Max. 28
Duration 1 day
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Price 145 Euro
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Thanks to the Museum Association, an authentically reconstructed railway ensemble with the complete infrastructure of a typical Reichsbahn depot was created on the grounds of the old DR-Bw.

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, we will start at about 13:00 with the admission to the depot. Afterwards, we will reenact authentic scenes in the shed, as you have come to expect from Tanago. Your physical well-being will be taken care of (self-payers). End of the event is around 19:00.

A Reko-50 will be under steam and we will be able to work with other locomotives on site: Recordings in and in front of the shed, on the turntable, under and at the high bunker, coal feeding, water collection, rigging and dismantling, various freight cars will be used for "sham departures".

The day shots change to night shots in the blue hour, here too we imagine scenes at the locomotive management and on the turntable. Real railwaymen and reanactors in Reichsbahn uniforms enliven the pictures with everyday work on the locomotive and around it.

The photographic possibilities are almost unlimited! As usual at our events, we limit the maximum number of participants so that everyone can get their desired pictures without being disturbed. 

After the end of this event, the follow-up tour "an evening at the Chemnitz- Hilbersdorf depot" starts at about 20:00.


Charter price

145 Euro per person

Our services

  • Photo event in the Bw Chemnitz Hilbersdorf from 13 - 19 p.m.;
  • Competent and experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking), as well as local tour guide
  • Not included in the travel price are tips, personal expenses, travel to and from the event.

Please note our extensive insurance options: Tanago works together with HanseMerkur insurance. Inexpensive protection against illness, loss of valuables, travel cancellation or trip interruption costs can be taken out easily and quickly through Tanago!

The closing date for bookings is 30 Janaury 2021 (if not fully booked before).


The depot is open exclusively to participants of our photo event on June 19, 2021.

Please also note our night event on June 18 and 19, 2021 in the Chemnitz - Hilbersdorf depot. The erotic shooting on June 20, 2021 is already sold out. But you can register on the waiting site.