Festirail Montluçon

June in Montluçon

The Roundhouse and its railway turntable come back to life for a day. Old rail-buses and steam engines will be there to be admired.

The Montluçon roundhouse is the location for this great rail enthusiasts' event organised by the Montluçon-Auvergne section of the A.A.A.T.V. (French National Society of the Friends and Former Steam Train Drivers).

The society works all year round to preserve and maintain this historic equipment and invites you to join them on this special day. The opportunity to admire these great servants of the past (steam engines, rail-buses, and, for the first time, some of the older passenger carriages). Get into the friendly and festive atmosphere, and listen to the old engine noises, the hooters and the characteristic huffing and puffing of the steam engines.

With free admission, you have no reason not to enjoy yourselves! Especially as you can get really close to all the exhibits. And you can see how the roundhouse and turntable were put to use.

As in previous years, you can buy a ticket to ride the Montluçon-Commentry link with two steam engines and experience the pleasure of travelling in authentic original carriages, and follow that wonderful billowing smoke!

More information: http://www.festirail-montlucon.com

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