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The Night of Lights at the Children’s Railway attracted crowds

THE OLDEST still operating steam engine in Slovakia – and in the whole central Europe – can be seen in Košice, used for leisure rides at the Košice Children’s Railway during the high season.

Night of Lights, steam engine.(Source: Courtesy of Detská železnica Košice)

THE OLDEST still operating steam engine in Slovakia – and in the whole central Europe – can be seen in Košice, used for leisure rides at the Košice Children’s Railway during the high season.

However, it usually takes children and adults for a fun ride only during the day; while twice a year, in spring and in autumn, it makes also the “Night of Lights”, a spectacle that was common when steam engines still pulled the carriages on railways, until the end of the 1970s in Slovakia.

On this special night, however, there are also fire shows, light installations and artistic, dramatic and musical performances, to create a unique experience that is, since 2012, part of the “White Night / Nuite Blanche” event in Košice. On October 4, up to 4,000 people attended the show, Ľubomír Lehotský, head of the Children’s Railway, told the TASR newswire, adding that this interest is delighting, and binding at the same time.

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