Last weekend MÁV organized a Nostalgia Weekend at Lake Balaton, where guests could try out several retro locomotives from the ’60s and ’70s.
As a novelty event this year, a steam locomotive was also on the rails, and besides the previously known dark blue high-speed train, a green passenger train was introduced. Thanks to the reorganized Passenger Service, passengers could experience the on-board hospitality of both old and modern times in the dining cars on each train.
MÁV is expecting locomotive fans again on the first weekend of August. Because of the railway developments between Székesfehérvár and Balatonfüred, this might be the last opportunity to travel with these antique trains and locomotives and take incredible photos, so take your chance if you are interested.
We have collected some of the most beautiful pictures from the retro weekend at Lake Balaton to provide a few snapshots for those who missed the ‘retro feeling’!
M40 diesel locomotives transport the Kék Hullám (Blue Wave) passenger train at Balatonszepezd on MÁV’s retro weekend. (Photo: Zoltán Máthé/MTI)
M61 diesel locomotive delivers its high-speed train at Ábrahámhegy on MÁV’s retro weekend. (Photo: Zoltán Máthé/MTI)
M62 diesel locomotive delivers its high-speed train at Aszófő on MÁV’s retro weekend. (Photo: Zoltán Máthé/MTI)
Steam locomotive 424 transmits a passenger train called Tekergő at Tapolca on MÁV’s retro weekend. (Photo: Zoltán Máthé/MTI)
A 424 steam locomotive towing a passenger train running at Ábrahámhegy on the MÁV Retro weekend. (Photo: Zoltán Máthé/MTI)
A steam locomotive 424 arrives in Tapolca on the Tekergõ passenger train on MÁV’s Nostalgia Weekend. (Photo: Zoltán Máthé/MTI)
Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Máthé/MTI