On this trip we will visit the so-called October Railway and some industrial lines, the Apatit railway up in the north being the most interesting. Furthermore for all steam enthusiast we will see the mighty P36 steam locomotive in action.
The tour plan is still preliminary
|03.06.06||Evening visit of the loco-depots no. 1 and 2 in St. Petersburg, sightseeing trip/visit to the children's railway (TU2). Hotel in St. Petersburg (2 nights)|
|04.06.06||Visit to the railway museum of St. Petersburg, Visit to the loco-depots no. 3 and 4 in St. Petersburg, Visit to the depot of the industrial railway of "Trans Oil"
Hotel in St. Petersburg
|05.06.06||Visit to the loco-depots no. 3 and 4 in St. Petersburg, Linesiding along the railway from St. Petersburg to Dno, visit to the loco-depot in Dno and the locomotive reserve (2TE121 a. o.) With the Bus onwards to Pskow and linesiding in the Pskow area. Hotel in Pskow|
|06.06.06||Visit to the loco-depot in Pskow, charter bus for linesiding along the railway Pskow - Dno - Nowosokolniki, visit to the depot in Nowosolkolniki. Hotel in Nowosokolniki or Welikije Luki|
|07.06.06||Visit to the loco-depot in Welekije Luki, charter bus for linesiding along the railway Welekije Luki - Cobalgo - Bologoje and visit to the depot in Bologoje, In the afternoon linesiding in the area of Bologoje with regular trains (CS6, CS200 a. o.). Hotel in Bologoje|
|08.06.06||Visit to the station in Bologoje, charter bus for linesiding in the area of Bologoje with regular trains (CS6, CS200 a. o.), the railway Bologoje - Uglowka and the branch line from Uglowka to Borowitschi, travel by bus to Chwojnaja and visit to the local loco-depot. In the evening travel by bus to our hotel in Bokzitogorsk|
|09.06.06||Visit to the industrial railway Bokzitogorsk (TE114), charter bus for linesiding along the railway Bogzitogorsk - Wolchowstroj, Visit to the loco-depot in Wolchowstroj, Chartered train with a WL 15 from Wolchowstroj to Lodenoje with photo stops, charter bus for linesiding in the area of Lodenoje; from Wolchowstroj onwards we will use our special train. It will serve as hotel, restaurant and means of transport. In the next days different loco classes will haul our train with lots of photo stops and runpasts. Accommodation on the hotel train|
|10.06.06||Charter train from Lodenoje Pole via Olonez to Jänisjärvi with a P36 steam locomotive with lots of photo stops and runpasts, we will continue from Jänisjärvi to Suojärvi with a class 3M62U diesel locomotive with several photo stops. Accommodation on the hotel train|
|11.06.06||Visit to the loco-depot Suojärvi, Charter train Suojärvi - Kostomukscha - Kem with a class TEP 60 diesel locomotive and several photo stops, linesiding in the area of Kem with regular trains. Accommodation on the hotel train|
|12.06.06||Visit to the loco-depot in Kem, Charter train with photo stops from Kem to Kandalakscha with a class 2TE10M diesel locomotive, in the afternoon we will take photos of the regular trains in the area of Kandalakscha. Accommodation on the hotel train|
|13.06.06||Charter train Kandalakscha - Apatity with photo stops, visit to the Apatit mine railway. Accommodation on the hotel train|
|14.06.06||Charter train on the Apatit railway with photo stops from Apatity to Murmansk with a class TEM7 diesel locomotive; Sightseeing trip in Murmansk, linesiding in the area of Murmansk, the visit to the port of Murmansk and its railway is still pending with the authorities Accommodation on the hotel train|
|15.06.06||Charter train with photo stops Murmansk - Nikel - Murmansk with a class TEM7 diesel locomotive, We will continue from Murmansk to Petrosawodsk non-stop, linesiding in the area of Petrosawodsk. Accommodation on the hotel train|
|16.06.06||Visit to the loco-depot in Petrosawodsk, Charter train with photo stops on the line from Petrosawodsk to Suojärvi with a class 2TE10U diesel locomotive; We will continue from Suojärvi to Sortavala with a class 3M62U diesel locomotive, from Sortavala onward to Wyborg, it is planned that a steam engine will pull our train, in the evening linesiding in the area of Wyborg. Accommodation on the hotel train|
|17.06.06||Visit to the loco-depot in Wyborg, Charter train from Wyborg via Primorsk to St. Petersburg with photo stops and run pasts (it is planned that a steam engine will pull our train). Hotel in St. Petersburg|
|18.06.06||Sightseeing Trip in St. Petersburg (with a visit to the famous amber room, the "AURORA", the Winter Palace), visit to the tramway museum|
The landscape covers the whole range from wide open Russian space to spectacular scenery. Without going into too much detail, it can be said that there will be enough for everyone’s taste.
Further appearances of steam engines are planned, but that depends on the number of bookings. Up to now the use of the P36 is certain. We are almost certain that at least two different types of steam engine will be used, the second one being a class Ow.
Registration period ends March 15th, 2005
|White nights on the October Railway||From 32 participants||2.250 Euro|
|03.06. - 18.06.2006||Single room supplement||550 Euro|
Minimum number of participants 32
Maximum number of participants 45
For your information: Per 01.02.2006 we have 29 bookings.
The price includes:
Not included are:
A flight from Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) to St. Petersburg (LED) is 401 Euro with Pulkovo Airlines:
FV 232 03 JUNE SXF - LED 14.20 18.35 hrs
FV 231 18 JUNE LED - SXF 18.40 18.55 hrs
Flights from the UK: Please enquire.