Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

The “train parade” lures locals and visitors to Košice

The 18th edition of the Rušňoparáda event hailing historical and modern trains presents the finest selection.

Rušňoparáda 2017(Source: Courtesy of Detská železnica)
More information about travelling in Slovakia
Please see our Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

Railways may have several celebrations, but in eastern Slovakia, the biggest is called Rušňoparáda, “the train-engine parade”. On the weekend of April 14 and 15, the Košice train depot will open to fans of trains, engines and rails.

Within the Terra Incognita project promoting the eastern part of the country, Rušňoparáda offers the most up-to-date engine – Vectron – as well as “star” trains from Slovakia and foreign countries, the SITA newswire wrote on April 11.

Organised by the state Railway Company Slovakia (ZSSK) and the Detská železnica (Children’s Railway) Košice civic association, the event opens normally not accessible unusual spaces to the public.

What is on offer?

“Last year, visitors of Rušňoparáda – presenting modern and historical trains in one place – could enjoy the newly-introduced InterCity train,” said Filip Hlubocký, board chair and CEO of ZSSK, as quoted by SITA. “This year, we offer them the chance to see the most up-to-date engine, Vectron. Part of the show will be a concert by the S Hudbou Vesmírnou band and a carriage of the T.R.A.M. 'art train.'”

“Stars like the Žabotlama, Papagáj (Parrot), Hurvínek, Mravec (Ant), Ušatá, Sergej, Karkulka, Vectron, Albatros and Orchestrión will arrive from all over Slovakia as well as Hungary and the Czech Republic,” Ľubomír Lehotský, chairman of Detská železnica Košice, added. “So more than twenty steam, diesel and electric engines will come together in a single place this weekend – and I'm sure visitors have a lot to look forward to.”

The Hungarian engine from 1910, Krutwig – the last steam engine model produced in former Czechoslovakia, and Sergej the “Hollywood star” from The Peacemaker, will be available at the Košice railway depot the upcoming weekend.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Topic: Tourism and travel in Slovakia


This article is also related to other trending topics: Countrywide events

Top stories

J&T fined for mistakes made in the purchase of Slovakia's biggest bookstores chain

The participants in the proceedings broke the law on the protection of economic competition.

Tom Odell surprised Slovak band in Bratislava Video

The British artist was wearing a T-shirt, presented to him by the Tolstoys, from start to finish at his Bratislava concert.

Tom Odell

Top lawyer: Zero-tolerance for corruption is an unrealistic aim

Peter Štrpka shares his view on Slovakia’s business environment, including the lack of a qualified workforce, corruption, business laws, and security.

Peter Štrpka

El País: Female professor openly fights high gender pay gap in Slovakia

The major Spanish daily portrays Slovakia as one of the EU countries with the highest level of gender inequality through the story of Svetlana Fialová.