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3-Seenbahn - on the move with the steam train


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Location: Schluchsee
Suitable for prams: partially

Full steam ahead to the lake

The steam locomotive-hauled special trains of the IG 3-Seenbahn have been running since 2008 in August. The starting point of the trips is the Seebrugg museum station, the track system of which the association was able to take over from the railway in 2009. The aim of the activities of the members is to renovate the station's facilities, which are largely in their original state, and thus to preserve an entire station with all facilities in the style of the 50s. This is unique in Baden-Württemberg. The old water crane could be placed on its old foundation through a fundraising campaign in which numerous railroad fans from near and far took part. The steam locomotive that pulls the museum train can now replenish your supplies in proper style. In addition, in addition to various other construction measures, the large side loading ramp was completely renovated. Many visitors regularly visit the construction progress at the Seebrugg Museum Station.

The active members of the association are particularly pleased that, after more than 2 years of negotiations, the old Höllentalbahn locomotive E44 1170 was brought back to its old home from Siegen. The veteran from 1944 pulled the trains from Freiburg to Seebrugg from 1960 to 1979. It should be made operational again and then be available next to a steam locomotive for the museum trains. The nostalgic electric locomotive is also allowed to drive over the steep Hirschsprung-Hinterzarten route to Freiburg. These trips are also firmly planned in the planning of the association.

Until the association has renovated the track system and drives through the Black Forest with its own vehicles, a rented train will be driven on 4 weekends in the summer. The trips always start on the weekend for the lake night festival in Schluchsee for 4 weeks. During this period you can take the steam train between Seebrugg, Titisee and Löffingen. In addition to these trips, the moonlight trip after the end of the fireworks on the Saturday evening of the Lake Night Festival is a special highlight. There is also a historical festival in Seebrugg every year on one of the 4 weekends.

Stop by and drive through the Black Forest at full speed.

3-Seenbahn - on the move with the steam train

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