Maldegem and Eeklo are located north of Ghent. Belgium doesn’t have many heritage railways, but Maldegem – Eeklo is one of them.
The Festival expect steam engine 29.013 to make an appearance. 29.013 was last used in 1966 and hauled Belgium’s last steam powered passengers’ train.
Seven steam engines will pull coaches from the 1930 with plush seats or wooden benches. There are standard-gauge and narrow-gauge trains.
The Steam Train Festival is reachable by train. Go to Eeklo. Opening hours are 10AM to 6PM.
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