Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Historical engines from the Peacemaker film roll again

Bratislava hosts the annual reunion of historical railway engines and vehicles.

The historical steam engine 475.196 dubbed Her Ladyship (r) with two other vintage engines when presented during the reunion in 2005. (Source: www.vyhrevna-vrutky.sk)
More information about travelling in Slovakia
Please see our Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

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.

Read also: Read also:Bratislava as a film scene

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.

Topic: Tourism and travel in Slovakia


This article is also related to other trending topics: Bratislava

Top stories

What does a big fat Slovak wedding look like?

Eating cock meat or noodles with human milk used to be a part of a Slovak wedding, but to most couples today, having a candy bar or professional photographer is more important than observing traditions.

Illustrative stock photo

The first Slovak satellite goes into orbit

After five years of construction, SkCUBE is ready to fly

Another salary negotiation at Volkswagen fails Photo

The strike continues, the representatives of the trade unions say it would be a mistake to give up.

Anti-extremist campaign: Together, there are more of us Photo

Activists launched a new anti-extremism campaign ahead of the autumn regional election in Banská Bystrica.

Together There Are More of Us campaign has been launched June 21, in front of the Banská Bystrica regional office.