E 77 10 hauls excursion S-Bahn on behalf the VVO Entdeckertag 2019
The electric engine E 77 10 hauled an excursion S-Bahn train in the framework of the VVO Entdeckertag ("exploration day of the linked transport system Oberelbe") on April 26th, 2019. Bad Schandau was the first target from the starting point at Hauptbahnhof. The most scenic valley of the Elbe river was passed along, featuring views of e.g. Bastei or the Königstein castle. After changing the engine to the train's reverse end, the extravagant train set proceeded to the centre of Dresden to cross the Elbe river on Marienbrücke and continued to bull up the steep inclination to Klotzsche. This station, was, however, not the terminus. For the first time in its lifetime, the more than 90-yearold E 77 10 passed the flyover in the direction of Dresden Airport. The airport station itself could not be entered for technical reasons, but the reversing point was the station infront of that (S-Bahn stop Grenzstraße). Final leg was the way back to Hauptbahnhof, at which point the excursion finalised by lunchtime.
Countless images have been taken by numerous photographers and moviemakers along the line. Some impressions from Kurort Rathen and Königstein (Sächsische Schweiz):

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IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V. thanks all contracting authories, sponsors and active staff for this great excursion with "our Elli", as the electric engine E 77 10 has been fondly called for many years.

Report: Dr. Christof Schröfl, IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V., May 2nd, 2019

Guest steam engines, September 22nd/23rd, 2018, in Altstadt

35 1097 (Glauchau), 50 3648 (Chemnitz) and 41 1144 (Eisenach) visited Altstadt for operational supply, turnaround and short-term stabling. The 50 and 35 double-headed a vintage charter from Cottbus between Dresden-Neustadt and Doksy (Czech Republic). Late at night, the 35 headed through to Cottbus, whereas the 50 came back to the depot and went home to Chemnitz the next morning.

The 41 from Thüringen brought a one-day excursion train to Radebeul Ost, placed the waggon rolling stock in Coswig (bei Dresden) and then came to Altstadt for operational supply. Within 90 minutes, the entire "regular" agenda was completed: Clearing the smoke chamber, removing slag, bunkering water and coal. And, coffee for the personnel, of course. Afterwards, they made off for their trip home.

These activities once more highlighted the utmost, trans-regional and even international importance of the depot in Altstadt as an ACTIVE institution to supply steam engines and give them a (temporary) home. Tradition is not preserving the ashes but passing on the flame! According to this motto, anything should be attempted to maintain this functionality in the future - and not have the depot drop into cadaveric rigidity.

Text and pictures: Dr. Christof Schröfl, deputy public relations, IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V., 24.09.2018

Steam locomotives as guests in Altstadt in the Advent time of 2017

Like every year, Dresden is a famous destination for vintage trains from numerous regions of Germany. Countless people can this way attend the Striezelmarkt or other local events in a very relaxed manner. The steam engines of these trains come to the Dresden Altstadt depot where members of the association Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V. supply them with water, coal, and enable further technical treatment. As an example, 03 1010 (DB Museum, Traditionsgemeinschaft Bw Halle P e.V.) came to Altstadt on December 9th, 2017.

On the other hand, some steam-hauled trains are operated from Dresden in those days. Their engines are as well regular guests in Altstadt, like was 23 1097 (IG 58 3047, Glauchau) on December 15th, 2017.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

Beitrag: Dr. Christof Schröfl, Mitarbeiter Medien, IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V.

Media conference on the 10th Steam Engine Festival

The media conference on the 10th Steam Engine Festival was held on March 26, 2018, on board of a steam-hauled charter train. Numerous journalists participated in the excursion from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Klingenberg-Colmnitz and back. The three co-organisers IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V., Verkehrsmuseum Dresden and Deutsche Bahn AG informed on this year's highlights, traditional and new topics of the festival. We cordially thank all the people involved and the sponsors of this marvellous event! 

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS. 

 

 

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS. 

 

Thank you very much, Johannes Mühle, for sharing your impressive photo of our train while we were bulling up the Tharandter Rampe!

Text: Dr. Christof Schröfl, Mitarbeiter Medien IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V., 27.03.2018

The "End-of-Season" festival, October 14th and 15th, 2017, was blessed by phantastic sunny weather. Numerous visitors joined the exhibition grounds and enjoyed footplate rides on E 77 10 and 50 3648, respectively. Some images below should keep alive the memory of these two eventful days. Many thanks as well to one videographer who allowed us to link his movie in this place:

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS. 

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

FORMERLY A PICTURE WAS PLACED HERE WHICH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO NEW LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.

Text: Dr. Christof Schröfl, Mitarbeiter Medien IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V.