Saturday, 3 september 2022

Steam-hauled train to Szolnok

 Steam-hauled nostalgia train
 Tour type one-day-trip
 Accomodation Without accomodation.

 Our guests can travel in the most beautiful museum cars on the steam locomotive towed nostalgia train to the capital of the Tisza and get acquainted with the atmosphere of the “happy times of peace” railway trips. The nostalgia train is at the helm with the 424 series steam locomotive.
The trip, complemented by the Szolnok Day program series, provides all-day recreation for all ages.

On September 1, 2022, we will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the launching of the Budapest-Szolnok railway line (as Hungary’s 2nd rail line). On this occasion, the Relic Transport Carriage, rebuilt in 2020, will run in the train, on which the official copy of the Hungarian crown will travel to Szolnok, accompanied by crown guards.
Arriving in Szolnok, the train and the coronation badge will be solemnly received at the station. After the ceremony of about 40 minutes, the train will continue to the Vehicle Repair Center and the Aviation Museum and the Relic Carriage will remain at the Szolnok station until the return of the special train to Budapest in the evening.
The coronation jewel from the end of the ceremony is approx. It will be on view at the station until 17:00 under the supervision of the crown guards.


We start our journey at Budapest-Nyugati railway station in the morning. It’s worth arriving at the train station a little earlier so you have time to watch the sighing, puffing, truly dignified steam locomotive before you leave.
After departure our conductor will check the validity of your travel tickets.

As part of the program, our guests can discover the RepTár Szolnok Aviation Museum. In addition to the exhibited aircraft, the museum is also an unparalleled experience due to the more than 170-year-old renovated Indo House in Szolnok. After arriving at Szolnok station, the train rolls all the way to the museum gate. Guests of the nostalgia train can enter the museum free of charge by presenting the armband they received on the train.

During the day, the train is open to the guests of the RepTár Szolnok Aviation Museum, so please do not leave your belongings on it.

When returning, we will also provide the possibility of return for our passengers at the RepTár Szolnok Aviation Museum and Szolnok station.

During the train ride, the nostalgia buffet car is open to our guests throughout.

RepTár Szolnok Aviation Museum
RepTár, the aviation museum of the city of Szolnok, is a unique exhibition of aviation history in Eastern Europe. With more than 4,500 m2 of indoor exhibition space and about 60,000 m2 of floor space, the museum is remarkable for its size. The museum is not just an airplane memorial park. In addition to the retired and restored machines located here, many interactive tools offer a special experience for visitors. RepTár is an exhibition place and a theme park offering experiences and entertainment, which, in addition to lovers of flying, offers great recreation for all ages.

Visit to MÁV-Start Zrt. Szolnok Vehicle Repair - only with pre-registration!

A limited number of our passengers have the opportunity to visit the Vehicle Repair Depo. Our pre-registered passengers can take a close look at the more than 110-year-old water tower. In addition, they will get a taste of the work on site, the repair of locomotives and railcars, including the ongoing refurbishment of CAF international EC wagons. The exterior and interior design of the railway vehicles, the workplaces of the passenger compartments and the drivers will be up close. Those interested will get an insight into the halls and the phases of the works, which are home to the production and renovation works of the vehicles.

The maximum number of people in the program is 60, divided into two groups. Redemption of the free registration ticket is a condition for participation in the program.


In the case of individual programs, please always check the current opening hours and fees of the museums, lookouts, lifts and other attractions you wish to visit on their websites. Before the trip, please check the expected weather and prepare it accordingly. For this, we recommend the website In all cases, please return to the train station at least 15 minutes before departure. The schedule of our train cannot be changed due to passenger delays.


Third-class carriages with an unadulterated turn-of-the-century atmosphere. Tickets for the third class include seat reservation, welcome and a farewell gift. Spacious interiors with wooden benches for 2-3-4 people and with separate compartments in some cars. Air conditioning and WiFi are not available in the third class carriages.

Third class wagons fleet consist the following types:

Caü , Cmn

Travellign in the cozy-designed cabins with comfortable, periodically renovated upholstered seats with green fabric are a unmatched experience. The cabins are designed for six or eight people. Air conditioning and WiFi connection are not available in the second class nostalgia cars.

Second class wagons fleet consist the following types:


Our guests can experience the exclusive atmosphere of the turn-of-the-century fast trains in three- and six-seater cabins with burgundy-colored upholstered seats that provide more legroom compared to the the second-class cabins.
Air conditioning and WiFi connection are not available in the first-class nostalgia cars.

First class wagons fleet consist the following types::

ABa , ABaü , ABak

Da 6404

 Originally built as a conductor car in 1915, the buffet car is the central meeting point for the train. The brass counter, the raw wood benches and tables create an unadulterated casting atmosphere and provide the perfect place to meet new friends. A wide range of snacks and drinks can be purchaused in the buffet car.

The following participation fees are available for our train. Participation fees are the same regardless the place of boarding and disembarkation stations. All ticket types also include a seat reservation fee.

 Participation fees/pax
 1. class
HUF 11 990
HUF 9 990
 2. classHUF 10 990
HUF 8 990
 3. classHUF 8 990
HUF 6 990
 Our passengers can enter the RepTár Szolnok Aviation Museum free of charge by presenting the wristband distributed on the train.
* Children’s tickets can be purchased between the ages of 4 and 14. Under the age of 4, travel is free without seat reservation. Children needs to sit ont he lap of the adults

You will receive 1 MRT Rail Club stamp for this journey!

Schedule (proposed)

Budapest - Szolnok
 Budapest-Nyugati 08:33
 Szolnok (main station)
Szolnok - Budapest
 Szolnok (main station)

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