This year the Museum Railway Association will organize the yearly autumn tour to nrrow gauge railways of Latvia. the tour will be held on extended weekend 30.8.–2.9.2018. In Latvia we will travel by a steam locomotive hauled trains on both 600 mm and 750 mm gauge railways. We will also visit the Riga railway museum and on our way back the Estonian road museum in Varpuse.

A steam train standing in front of a big station building with some people on the platforms.
Steam train standing in front of the Gulbenen station. Photo: Wikimedia commons/CC-BY-SA-3.0.

The Tallink ship will depart Helsinki Länsiterminaali 2 on Thursday 30.8.2018 at 16.30. The return to Helsinki will be on Sunday 2.9. 2018 at 18.30.

The price of the trip includes coach transportation, the ferry crossings and three night hotel accomodation with breakfasts in two person rooms. Total price of the trip is about 350 euros. The final price and more precise information will be sent to everybody signed on the trip. You can sign on the trip either by email to Markku Nummelinille, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by a text message to a number 040 548 7601. Places will be filled in order. Please give your name, email address, nationality and time of birth and if you have a Tallink ClubOne card number. The trip is organized by travel agency Astor, The coach transportation is taken care by Packalén Bus Oy, the buss driver will be Timo-Pekka Lange and the tour leader Markku Nummelin.

Year

Rolling stock

Route

1984

Dm7 4216

Haapamäki-Virrat-Kankaanpää-Tampere

1985

Dm7 4133+11606

(Helsinki)-Kuopio-Iisalmi-Haapajärvi-Jyväskylä

1986

Dm7 4201+4212

(Helsinki)-Rovaniemi-Kelloselkä-Rovaniemi-(Helsinki)

1987

Dm7 4209

(Helsinki)-Kontiomäki-Ämmänsaari-Taivalkoski-Vartius-Lahnaslampi-Kontiomäki-(Nurmes-Joensuu-Helsinki)

1988

Dm7 4162+4163

Kouvola-Sunila-Kotka-Hamina-Loviisa-Vesijärvi-Lahti

1989

Dm7 4142+4216

Tampere-Haapamäki-Seinäjoki-Kaskinen-Kovjoki-Ylihärmä-Tampere

1990

Dm7 4162+4163

(Helsinki)-Joensuu-Ilomantsi-Outokumpu-Juankoski-Kuopio-Iisvesi-Pieksämäki

1991

Vr1 665/Dv15 1975+Em

(Helsinki)-Pieksämäki-Savonlinna-Parikkala-Imatra-Lappeenranta-Mustola-Simola-Vainikkala-(Helsinki)

1992

SO17/TE/P36+Russian carriages

(Helsinki)-Joensuu-Sortavala-Elisenvaara-Viipuri-(Helsinki)

1993

Dr16 2801+Em+Ei

(Helsinki)-Kolari-Rautuvaara-Äkäsjoki-Haaparanta-Elijärvi-Ajos-Toppila-Oulu-(Helsinki)

1994

Dm7 4207+11655+4211

Helsinki-Säkylä-Rauma-Ruosniemi-Mäntyluoto-Tahkoluoto-Helsinki

1995

Dm9 5123+5612+5124

(Helsinki)-Jyväskylä-Haapajärvi-Raahe-Pietarsaari-Tampere

1996

Dm10 4301

(Helsinki)-Joensuu-Pankakoski-Kontiomäki-Otanmäki-Pieksämäki-(Helsinki)

1997

Dm7 4162+11592+4207

Helsinki-Turku-Uusikaupunki-Naantali-Turku-Helsinki

1998

Dr12 2216

(Helsinki-Seinäjoki)-Haapamäki-Mänttä-Valkeakoski-Humppila-Tampere

1999

L 3297+Estonian carriages

Tallinna-Viljandi-Pärnu-Möisakylä-Tallinna

2000

Dm7 4185+11599+4187/ Y7

(Helsinki)-Tornio-Boden-Luulaja-Haaparanta-Kelloselkä-Rovaniemi-(Helsinki)

2002

Dm7 4142+4204 / bus

Kontiomäki-Ämmänsaari-Taivalkoski-Korvua-Metsäkylä-Taivalkoski-Isokumpu-Piispajärvi-Suomussalmen kk-Raate-Alavuokki-Vartius-Kontiomäki-Kajaani

2003

Dr13 2343

Haapamäki-Seinäjoki-Haapamäki (in winter)

2009

Sm2 6098+6298

Helsinki-Tampere-Pieksämäki-Kuusankoski-Olli-Helsinki

2011

Dm7 4142+11637+4204 / boat / 3x buses / A 20

(Helsinki)-Kemi-Veitsiluoto-Oulu-Rusko-Utajärvi-Rokua-Vaala-Kajaani-Lamminniemi-Otanmäki-Talvivaara-Kajaani-Helsinki

2012

Dm7 4142+11637+4204 / 1 x bus (for extra fee)

Tampere-Kalkku-Siuro-Karkku-Äetsä-Kokemäki-Harjavalta-Pori-Ruosniemi-Isosanta-Tahkoluoto-Pori-Kiukainen-Rauma-Kokemäki-Vammala-Nokia-Lielahti-Tampere

2015 Dv16 2038 +Eit+CEm+CEmt+Cm+Fo Haapamäki-Kokkola-Ykspihlaja väliratapiha-Kihniö-Niinisalo-Tampere
2016

Dm7 4163+4207+4211

Helsinki-Kouvola-Pulsa-Lappeenranta-Imatrankoski raja-Mustola harbour-Kouvola goods-Helsinki
2017

Dm12 4407 (H762) / 2xbus

Kitee-Puhos-Savonranta-Vihtari-Sarvikumpu-Joensuu-Eno-Uimaharju-Vuonislahti-Pankakoski-Lieksa-Kylänlahti-Viekki-Mätäsvaara-Höljäkkä-Nurmes-Joensuu