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Old 22.08.2011, 15:54
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Steam Train Rides

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I was driving back to Pfaeffikon from Bad Ragaz and was stopped at a railway crossing for a steam train...

Does anyone know what/where the steam train starts from as I'd like to take my family on it without having to train all the way south.

So, is there a Steam Train ride in the Zurich area?
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Old 22.08.2011, 15:57
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Hi,

I was driving back to Pfaeffikon from Bad Ragaz and was stopped at a railway crossing for a steam train...

Does anyone know what/where the steam train starts from as I'd like to take my family on it without having to train all the way south.

So, is there a Steam Train ride in the Zurich area?
It's probably not the one you saw, but there is a steam train that does Bauma - Hinwil. There is also one in Schinznach. Another fun steam ride is the steam tram in Bern. Going over the Basel way there are steam rides on Liestal - Waldenburg. All of these operate only occasionally so do check schedules before you set out.
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Old 22.08.2011, 15:58
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Re: Steam Train Rides

On the way back to Pfäffikon you most likely got stopped at Hinwil. There is a Steam train that does trips to Bauma from there on Sundays I think. At least I see the train there quite often on Sundays.

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Hi,

I was driving back to Pfaeffikon from Bad Ragaz and was stopped at a railway crossing for a steam train...

Does anyone know what/where the steam train starts from as I'd like to take my family on it without having to train all the way south.

So, is there a Steam Train ride in the Zurich area?
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Old 22.08.2011, 16:05
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Re: Steam Train Rides

goes through the Sihltal (the S4 route)

http://www.museumsbahn.ch/

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Old 22.08.2011, 16:09
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On the way back to Pfäffikon you most likely got stopped at Hinwil. There is a Steam train that does trips to Bauma from there on Sundays I think. At least I see the train there quite often on Sundays.

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http://www.dvzo.ch/index.php?N1_ID=1...73&Language=de
The link says 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month so I guess that your assumption is correct
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Re: Steam Train Rides

Thanks everyone....the Hinwil one sounds correct! 25 is our birthday so I see a trip on a steam train!!!
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Re: Steam Train Rides

There is one in the Sihltal too on the S4 track? It is twice per Sunday, but i'm not sure if it is each Sunday
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Re: Steam Train Rides

It's a pretty fun trip, I did Hinwil-Bäretswil with my daughter last weekend. They even use the little cardboard tickets I remember from when I visited Switzerland as a little kid, and the conductors come by and punch the tickets, much to the delight of my daughter.
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Re: Steam Train Rides

Sauschwänzlebahn, right on the border
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