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16.06.2024: Summer party at the historic locomotive shed in Wittenberge

Brandenburg's largest railway museum is celebrating its summer festival on 6 and 7 July 2024. Railway enthusiasts of all ages will be able to get their money's worth on Saturdays between 10:00 and 17:00 and on Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00 (last admission one hour before).
The railway enthusiasts offer tours of the site in historic passenger carriages from the turn of the century before last. There are also cab rides on the steam locomotive Emma. Those who would like to work on the drive themselves can experience this on a draisine. Hunger and thirst can of course be quenched on site. The highlight of each day will be the vehicle parades, which take place at around 14:00. Various functional exhibits from the museum will be shown in action.
Tickets are available on site at a price of €8 (adults) / €4 (children) / €20 (families). Free parking is available in the area around the railway station. Wittenberge is also easy to reach by train, with trains running every two hours to and from Hamburg, Magdeburg and Pritzwalk and every hour to and from Berlin. The historic locomotive shed is just a few minutes' walk from the railway station.

08.06.2024: Review of the NoHAB meeting on 1 and 2 June

Exhausted but happy, we look back on last weekend, when a total of 10 diesel locomotives from the Swedish manufacturer Nydqvist och Holm AB (abbreviated to NoHAB) gathered at our museum in Wittenberge on the initiative of the NoHAB-GM-Gruppe Deutschland e.V. association and attracted visitors from near and far to the town. There was a double anniversary to celebrate, as the first locomotive of the type on display was built 70 years ago. Some of the impressive diesel giants have also been operating for German companies for 25 years.
The organisers spared no expense or effort to bring as many of the still operational locomotives as possible to Wittenberge. Three of them came from Denmark, including the first locomotive of the type, which now belongs to the Danish State Railway Museum and is on display in Odense.
Three other locomotives came from the Altmark-Rail company in Oebisfelde. At times, they wore a mourning flag with the inscription ‘Thank you Micha!’. It commemorated Michael Frick, THE expert on these locomotives and co-owner of the company. To everyone's deepest dismay, he passed away unexpectedly about a week before the event. We would also like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank you, Michael’, because without him this event would probably not have taken place.
Three other examples came from the company Cargo Logistik Rail Service (CLR) from Barleben near Magdeburg. The tenth example is now being used by the company Strabag Rail in construction train service.
We would like to express our thanks and respect to the organisers of the event, as it was a financial and organisational tour de force to bring the exhibits to Wittenberge. Hats off above all to those who pulled the strings in the background.
A total of 1,300 guests found their way to Wittenberge. We received absolutely fantastic feedback on the event, which we are happy to return. Thank you for your visit, your patience when someone was in the picture again and thank you for the behaviour of the vast majority of guests, who exercised the necessary caution in the area. There is still room for improvement with only a few of them.
We think that a varied programme was on offer. The locomotives were displayed in front of our engine shed and were presented in turn on the turntable. Some of them were also used for cab rides and for driving our harbour tours. On Saturday evening there was also a photo session at blue hour in the best evening light.
Here are a few photographic impressions of the event:
A little patience was sometimes required at the entrance

The wait was worth it, there were numerous photo opportunities for fans of the locomotives




Here is another picture from the driver's cab window during a round trip on the Wittenbergen harbour railway. The engine driver is on the right, the pilot, who knows his way around the harbour, is on the left.

There were illuminated motifs at the evening event


And finally, two atmospheric images from our drone


25.05.2024: Dieselgiganten im Historischen Lokschuppen Wittenberge

Mindestens acht historische Dieselloks aus dänischer Produktion werden sich am 1. und 2.6.2024 ihr Stelldichein im Historischen Lokschuppen Wittenberge geben. Aufgrund ihrer aerodynamischen Form werden die Giganten auch liebevoll „Rundnasen“ genannt, die vielen noch aus den Filmen der Olsenbande bekannt sein dürften.





Anfang Juni 2024 werden sich die imposanten Maschinen auf Initiative des Vereins NOHAB-GM-Gruppe Deutschland e.V. im Lokschuppen Wittenberge versammeln. Drei Loks befinden heute noch im rotbraunen Originaldesign mit dänischer Krone auf den Fronten, davon werden zwei Loks extra aus Dänemark anreisen. Die anderen kommen in vielen bunten Lackierungen. So ist ein Erlebnis für die Augen und auch die Ohren garantiert, wenn die bis zu 2.000 PS starken Dieselmotoren laufen.
Anlass für das Treffen ist das 70. Jubiläum der ältesten Maschine dieser Baureihe und das 25. Jubiläum des Ersteinsatzes in Deutschland. Frank-Marc Siebert, Chef der NOHAB-GM-Gruppe, dazu: „Das Museum mit dem historischen Lokschuppen ist ein optimaler Ort für eine solche Jubiläumsveranstaltung. Die Loks können auf dem Gelände bewegt werden und Pendelzüge in den Hafen ziehen. Unbedingt erwähnt werden muss das freundliche und erfahrende Museumsteam, ohne das die Veranstaltung nicht möglich wäre.“
Der Historische Lokschuppen in fußläufiger Nähe des Bahnhofs Wittenberge ist am 1. und 2.6.2024 jeweils zwischen 10 und 17:00 Uhr (Samstag) bzw. 10:00 und 16:00 Uhr (Sonntag) geöffnet. Neben einer Ausstellung der Lokomotiven sind Führerstandsmitfahrten im Museumsgelände und Pendelfahrten zum Wittenberger Hafen geplant. Eintrittskarten kosten jeweils € 14,- für Erwachsene und € 7,- (Kinder bis einschl. 15 Jahre) und sind vor Ort am Museumseingang zu erhalten. Eine Familienkarte ist für € 30,- im Angebot.
Für Eisenbahnfotografen gibt es am Samstag, 1.6., zur „blauen Stunde“ ab 20:00 Uhr die Möglichkeit, stimmungsvolle Fotos zu schießen. Die Eintrittskarten für diese Fotoveranstaltung sind vorab per Email an info@nohab-gm.de für € 60,- vorzubestellen oder am Museumseingang zum Preis von € 80,- zu erwerben.

15.05.2024: Visit to Luckau

On the weekend of 10/12 May 2024, the Niederlausitzer Eisenbahnfreunde celebrated their big railway festival in Luckau, Niederlausitz. We were once again invited to take part with our steam locomotive Emma and offer cab rides at the station. We were delighted to be invited to the ‘Kulturdampf’.
A little background on the railway in Luckau, which is located on the Lübben - Uckro railway line. It was built by the Lower Lusatian Railway (NLE) and opened at the end of the 19th century to open up rural Lower Lusatia. The railway was nationalised in 1946 and from then on operated by the Deutsche Reichsbahn, later the Deutsche Bahn AG. At the end of the 20th century, Deutsche Bahn AG ceased operations due to inefficiency and the Deutsche Regionaleisenbahn took over the line. The DBV Niederlausitzer Eisenbahn e.V. has been operating museum tours on the line for some time now. Here is an aerial photo of Luckau station last weekend:

Shortly before the event, our Emma was handed over to Auto Ehrig from Schwarzenberg, which skilfully transported our locomotive from Wittenberge to Luckau on a low-loader.

Once we arrived in Luckau, we completed the locomotive again after some overhanging parts had been unscrewed for transport.

On the days of the event, we shuttled with our locomotive between the station building and the level crossing on Berliner Straße over a distance of around 600 metres in each direction. That was enough of a run to show our travelling guests what our locomotive is capable of.

In the evening, our little one was allowed to spend the night in or in front of the Luckau engine shed. At times, she was accompanied by the Austrian steam locomotive 77.250, which is now operated by the Eurovapor association based in Würzburg.

In Luckau, we met the extremely friendly team of the Niederlausitzer Eisenbahnfreunde. Other clubs and railway companies were also present with exhibits and so we also warmly greet our colleagues from the railway museum EMBB - Eisenbahnmuseum Bayerischer Bahnhof, Eurovapor, Eisenbahngesellschaft Potsdam, DB AG and the company InterTourex. We are already looking forward to next year!
Here are a few more impressions of the successful event.




vehicle: Emma

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09.05.2024: Round noses in the historic locomotive shed in Wittenberge

The Historic Locomotive Shed in Wittenberge is set to host an event of European proportions. On 1 and 2 June 2024, there will be an international meeting of (almost) historic diesel locomotives from Swedish and Belgian production with American genes. Many people will be familiar with the locomotives from the danish Olsen Gang films.
More precisely, it's about the beautifully designed locomotives from the company Nydqvist och Holm AB (abbreviated to NOHAB), which acquired licences from General Motors at the end of the 1940s to build locomotives.

Due to their aerodynamic shape, the locomotives are also affectionately known as ‘round noses’. They were quite widespread in Europe from the 1950s onwards, as they were purchased by the Scandinavian, Belgian, Luxembourg and Hungarian state railways. A locomotive was also tested by the GDR railway testing centre in Halle. Despite the satisfactory results, however, no locomotives of this type and manufacturer were allowed to be purchased because the states in the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) had undertaken to buy Soviet locomotives.
In the 1990s, their area of use expanded once again. Many of the former state railway locomotives began their second life on various private railways. Some companies in Germany also bought the reliable locomotives, including two in Saxony-Anhalt, which still use them today for freight transport or construction train services.
At the beginning of June 2024, on the initiative of the NOHAB-GM-Gruppe Deutschland e.V. association, a considerable number of these impressive locomotives will come together in the Wittenberge engine shed. Three of them are still in their original red/brown design with the Danish crown at each front and two of them will be travelling all the way from Denmark. The others will come in many colourful liveries. The occasion is the 70th anniversary of the oldest machine in this series and the 25th anniversary of its first use in Germany. The active members of the Historic Locomotive Shed are delighted that their museum has been chosen as the location for the exhibition. Frank-Marc Siebert, head of the NOHAB-GM Group, comments: ‘The museum with its historic engine shed is an ideal location for such an anniversary event. The locomotives are perfectly illuminated, especially in the afternoon, and can be moved around the site and pull trains into the harbour. The friendly and experienced museum team, without whom the event would not be possible, deserve a special mention.’
Anyone who would like to marvel at the locomotives can do so on 1 and 2 June 2024 between 10:00 and 17:00 (Saturday) and 10:00 and 16:00 (Sunday) at the Historic Locomotive Shed in Wittenberge. In addition to an exhibition of the locomotives, cab rides in the museum grounds and shuttle rides to Wittenberge harbour are planned. Tickets cost € 14 for adults and € 7 (children up to and including the age of 15) and are available at the museum entrance. A family ticket is available for € 30.
Railway photographers will have the opportunity to take atmospheric photos on Saturday, 1 June, during the ‘blue hour’ from 20:00 and beyond. Tickets for this photo event can be ordered by e-mail at info@hohab-gm.de for € 60 or on the site in Wittenberge for € 80.













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