HUNGARY -A BRANCHLINE FAREWELL
MAY 5-11, 2020
There are rumors in the rail industry that the Hungarian government wishes to close many branch lines after local elections in October 2019. A list has been circulated in the press. Although we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the list we have seen, nor that all the lines really will be closed , this tour was designed to cover all those branch lines in Hungary that are on that certain list. This tour will also cross over into Romania.
The tour will be hauled on all 6 days with full restaurant service. Regular hotels will be used and bus transfers will be provided where needed. The selection of locomotives is somewhat restricted by axle-load constraints on many of the branch lines. Use of the requested locomotives can not be guaranteed and will depend on availability on the day of our charter. Our plans include these classes of engines: M32, M40, M41, M44, M47, M62, V63, CFR60, CFR62, CRF65, and CFR80.
Day 1 Tuesday May 5:
Arrival at Budapest, the capital of Hungary along the Blue Danube. Treat yourself to an all you can eat meal and music night on board a river boat or ride the elaborate tram network in town.
Day 2 Wednesday May 6:
Today we will ride several trains out of Budapest with a nice variety of motive power. The routes we will take are: Budapest-Keleti – Rákos – Kőbánya-teher – Csömör – Gödöllő – Hatvan – Kisterenye – Kál-Kápolna – Füzesabony - Ohat-Pusztakócs – Tiszalök – Nyíregyháza – Debrecen.
Day 3 Thursday May 7:
Today our charter trains will cover these routes. Debrecen – Létavértes – Sáránd – Nagykereki – Debrecen – Tiszalök – Nyíregyháza –Vásárosnamény – Mátészalka – Debrecen
Day 4 Friday May 8:
The lines today that we will cover with our charter train. Debrecen – Nyíradony – Nagykálló – Nyíregyháza – Záhony – Mátészalka – Csenger – Mátészalka – Carei – Debrecen
Day 5 Saturday May 9:
Today we cover these lines. Debrecen – Satu Mare – Baia Mare – Jibou – Cluj-Napoca – Oradea
Day 6 Sunday May 10:
Todays routes are: Oradea – Salonta – Kötegyán – Vésztő – Szeghalom – Pöspökladány – Szeghalom – Gyoma –Szolnok – Budapest-Keleti
Day 7 Monday May 11:
After hotel check out end of tour
all prices per person
DOUBLE ROOM OCCUPANCY$2,385
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT$458
DEPOSIT TO HOLD SPACE$500
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BOOK BY NOVEMBER 1, 2019-$200
FINAL PAYMENT DUE BY FEBRUARY 5, 2020
TOUR CONDITIONS FOR 2020 **PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**
Tour Price: All tour prices are subject to change without notice, at any time. All prices based on double room occupancy. Those people that use a credit card for payments a 3% conveyance fee will be added to the tour price. We reserve the right to change tour prices if necessary without prior notice.