25 years Dampflokfreunde Salzwedel e.V. - Thank you for your support!
Last weekend the active participants celebrated the 25th anniversary of the association Dampflokfreunde Salzwedel e.V., which in 2012 joined forces with the association Historischer Lokschuppen Wittenberge e.V. to run the locomotive shed in Wittenberge as a railway museum.
It was a really big party and with many visitors, whom we thank very much for coming. About 2,200 people visited us over the two days. A great number of large and small railway fans, gives us grounds for optimism for the next 25 years with their interest and enthusiasm. We would also like to thank the participating companies who supported us with organisation of the festival and with exhibits. The Eisenbahngesellschaft Potsdam (Potsdam Railway Company) provided us with the small steam locomotive Pritzwalk for cab rides and the VT98 rail bus for the harbour tours. The company Lok OST Stassfurt visited us with a former class 112 Reichsbahn diesel locomotive, which in turn brought along two modern class 143 locomotives from Salzland Railservice. We would also like to express our thanks to our club colleagues from Neumünster who visited us with their special train from Kiel. We would also like to thank IG Schienenverkehr Ostfriesland e.V., which organised and carried out the trip from Wismar to Wittenberge and the shuttle trip from Wittenberge to Pritzwalk and back with vehicles from Glauchau and Chemnitz. Many thanks once again in this form to those institutions from the public and private sector who support us in other ways as well. Without all of you this event would not have been possible and our museum would not have been possible at all! And last but not least personal thanks to the active people and their relatives, who voluntarily shouldered the preparation and realisation of the event. We are proud of a good team.