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Forthcoming steam weekends (2024): 04-05 May 2024; 06-07 July 2024; 08 September 2024; 12-13 October 2024
Opening hours at other times: from 30 March 2024 to 26 October 2024 every saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
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04-05 May 2024: 30 Jahre DLFS

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04.02.2024: News from Wittenberge

The year has started again for us, too, after most of the active team took a few days off at the beginning of January. Most of our locomotives are currently in hibernation and so we were able to devote ourselves to a few other tasks.
It seems quite untypical for a railway museum that we had a lot of wood to split. This is needed to fire up our steam locomotives during the season. In winter, we also use it to fire the stove in the signal box. Fortunately, we now have a tractor with which we can operate a wood splitter. And so the sunshine of the past weekend was used to saw the remaining tree trunks into slices with chainsaws and then split them.


We also continued to work on the interior of coach 197 805, whose roof and walls had been given new interior panelling last year, which was now painted white. Once the paint had dried, we were able to start fitting the wooden mouldings to cover the gaps between the panels.



And then there was also a shunting task. A wagon that had previously been in our workshop had to swap places with one of our sleeping cars that urgently needed a repair to its body. Here - typical for this type of carriage - the sheet metal above an entrance door had rusted through and the water had already made its way to the floor.


vehicle: 197 805-5

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15.01.2024: All the best for the new year!

Dear newsletter subscribers, dear friends of our railway museum, we wish you all the best for the new year and hope that we will be able to tell you lots of interesting things again in 2024.
The year got off to a cosy start for us and we spent the cold of the past few days in warm rooms. Traditionally, our members celebrate the New Year's reception at the beginning of each year (there are already enough Christmas parties), which is always combined with a small excursion into the surrounding area. This year, we visited the GDR History Museum in Perleberg, which reminds of everyday life a few decades ago. Some of us recognised many objects that were indispensable in everyday socialist life. "Oh, look, we had that too" was often heard.
We can highly recommend the DDR History Museum. If you are ever in the area, don't just visit us, but also the neighbouring town of Perleberg. The museum is within walking distance of the railway station. You can find more information on the museum's website http://www.ddr-museum-perleberg.de.



Afterwards, there was a cosy get-together in the former dispatcher room of our shed, where we talked shop about new ideas and past events. Those who wanted to could also look at pictures of past events. It was a great day, proving that we are not only keen to work, but also love to socialise.


We are of course looking forward to the coming season and the events that are already on the horizon. And there is still enough time for you to make a note of the dates in your diary. Our museum will be open again regularly on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from 30 March 2024. If you would like to visit at other times, please contact us.
The spring steam event, which this year is themed around our 30th anniversary, will take place on 4 and 5 May 2024. The event is sure to eclipse all previous events, as we are planning on a larger scale this time. We will of course publish more information here, on our website and on social media as soon as something is finalised.
If you can't make it to this event, we recommend our summer and autumn events. They will take place on 6/7 July and 12/13 October 2024 in Wittenberge. We look forward to seeing you there!
Dampflokfreunde Salzwedel e.V. Am Bahnhof 6, 19322 Wittenberge