Open Days at the Winterthur Steam Centre on July 14 and 15, 2012

Monday, 16 July 2012 14:35
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VDW and DLM successfully organized the first steam event at the steam centre in Winterthur. Round trips with the modern 52 8055, a working steam power plant producing electricity for illumination of the steam kitchen and restaurant, round trips with a steam roller, a 5" steam railway and a miniature steam traction engine were among the outdoor attractions. Indoor, 70 steam engines weighing some 500 tons could be seen. As had been written in previous news reports, this collection was from the former Vaporama and had been transported from Thun to Winterthur by DLM who also assembled most of the larger engines.

The steam centre Winterthur is an ambitious project aiming to establish an open factory presenting steam activities in all forms: building new engines and locomotives, restoring and operating them. Operating engines will do useful work like producing heat and power, not just idling. The next opportunity to see the collection will be on November 17, 2012. Foto: Stephan Amacker

 

Foto: Roger Waller

 

Foto: Roger Waller

 

Foto: Roger Waller

 

Foto: Roger Waller

 

Foto: Roger Waller

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 18:52