Stoomtreinfestival 2019 – Steam Train Festival 2019 on 4 and 5 May in Maldegem, Belgium


Stoomcentrum Maldegem holds it annual Stoomtreinfestival or Steam Train Festival on 4 and 5 May. Steam trains will run between Maldegem and Eeklo in the province of East Flanders in Belgium.

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.

How to get there.


Photos provided in the press kit

9 Comments Add yours

  1. I see you really do like trains!


    1. Timothy says:

      Indeed we do 😉


      1. Which one is your favorite thus far?


      2. Timothy says:

        Mmmm, for the scenery: The Bernina Line:

        For the overall experience: The California Zephyr:

        Do you have favourite trains?


      3. Not yet, most of my travel has been on the Eurorail. I’ve heard great things about the CA Zephyr. I’m also fond of the small gauge steam engines but haven’t ridden one yet. It’s on my list : )

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      4. Timothy says:

        Where are you from? Maybe there are some in your vicinity…?


      5. Seattle. There’s actually one in the Mt. Rainier National Park, about 2 hours from here. Also a line in Alaska. I haven’t gotten to either of them yet…

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      6. Timothy says:

        Maybe on a next day trip? 😉

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