The so-called Old Depot or Rendez in Bratislava’s borough of Rača will host another national reunion of historical railway engines and vehicles between June 17 and 18. Visitors will be able to see historical railway vehicles not only from the whole of Slovakia but also from the museum at the Austrian Strasshof and the collections of the Hungarian and Czech rail companies. But the biggest stars will be the engines that ‘played’ in the Hollywood blockbuster Peacemaker featuring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman.
The event, with the official title 19th National Reunion of Historical Railway Engines and Vehicles - Rendez 2017, is organised by the Slovak railway companies ZSSK, ŽSK, ZSSK Cargo and railway clubs from Bratislava.
“We decided to support this unique event not only with the presentation of our historical railway rolling stock, but we will also provide shuttle traffic from the Main Station to the Old Depot,” said Filip Hlubocký, CEO of ZSSK, as cited in a press release.
The Slovak historical rolling stock will be represented at the event by two steam engines, seven diesel engines and two diesel wagons. But the primary stars will be the steam engine 475.196 dubbed Her Ladyship and the diesel engine T 679.1312 dubbed Sergey. Both of them featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Peacemaker. This movie was also filmed in Bratislava, which at that time was used to portray Vienna.
There will be a rich cultural programme including the presentation of participating engines at the turntable (Saturday, June 17 between 12:30 and 14:00), night photography of historical engines (only on Saturday evening), rides on an historical steam engine, tram and bus and also concerts and re-enactment fights from WWII.
More information including the timetable of the shuttle transport can be found at www.mdc.sk, but only in Slovak.
16. Jun 2017 at 6:50