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Steam trains come back to life at the Basque Railway Museum this weekend

Mairenis Gomez

May 30, 2024 | 6:00 p.m.

This weekend, steam trains come back to life at the Basque Railway Museum, offering a unique experience for the whole family

Next weekend, the Euskotren Basque Railway Museum invites us to live a unique and nostalgic experience. Three steam trains will travel the tracks, offering a journey through time that you cannot miss.. These Special services are included within the season regular, in which historical train departures will take place every Saturday and Sunday until November.

Timetables and details of steam train travel

On Saturday, June 1, at 12.00:17.30 and 2:12.00, and Sunday, June XNUMX, at XNUMX:XNUMX, steam trains will depart from the Museum in Azpeitia to Lasao. These trips allow you to enjoy a picturesque route while appreciating the majesty of the old locomotives in action. The Museum's opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, from 10.00:13.30 a.m. to 15.00:18.30 p.m. and from 10.30:14.00 p.m. to 16.00:19.30 p.m.; on Saturdays, from 10.30:14.00 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. and from XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.; and Sundays and holidays, from XNUMX:XNUMX a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

In addition, the Basque Railway Museum stands out for its impressive collection of railway vehicles, considered one of the best in Europe. Here you can find steam, diesel and electric locomotives, as well as railcars and wagons of various kinds.. In addition, the old mechanical workshop of the Urola Railway exhibits Basque machine tool sets, complementing the rich railway history of the region.

Exclusive experiences and activities for railway enthusiasts

One of the most exciting activities offered by the Museum is the 'Fogonera/o for a day' initiative. This experience allows participants to take a complete round trip in the cabin of a steam locomotive. During the journey, you can closely observe the preparations necessary to start the locomotive. Participants receive the necessary training and equipment to ensure their safety during the experience.

For those interested in experiencing this exclusive activity, the price is 50 euros. It is necessary to reserve at least 72 hours in advance by sending an email to museoa@euskotren.eus. This experience not only offers a detailed insight into the operation of steam locomotives, but also allows you to relive an essential part of the history of railway transportation.

Three steam trains will travel the tracks, offering a journey through time that you cannot miss.

A space to learn and experience first-hand the evolution of the railway

Furthermore, the Basque Railway Museum is not only a place to admire the technology and engineering of the past, but also a space to learn and experience first-hand the evolution of the railway. Each visit to the Museum is an opportunity to connect with the past and understand how these iron giants shaped our history and culture.. In addition to the steam trains, the Museum houses samples of uniforms used on the railway since the late 19th century and one of the best collections of railway clocks in the world.

This weekend, the Basque Railway Museum offers us much more than a simple visit. It gives us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a world where steam and steel forged paths and united destinies. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this historic journey and live an experience that will surely leave an indelible mark in your memory.

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