Central Locomotive European Steam Engine Grand Prix | Hungary, Dates , Venues & Tickets
La Booqueria market - Barcelona, Spain

Central Locomotive European Steam Engine Grand Prix

Where:   National Railway Museum, Budapest, Hungary
When:    No information was found for this event.
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
The nostalgia lovers, who visit Budapest in mid September, can’t ignore the unique international contest between steam locomotives of more than hundred years old.
Once a year, this contest is held in the train museum of Budapest with the participation of teams and steam locomotives from various countries in Europe.
Central European Steam Engine Grand Prix
Central European Steam Engine Grand Prix, Photo by: www.vasuttortenetipark.hu
In addition to contest of travel velocity the teams compete on post transfer, loading beer barrels, fire extinguishing, rescue, etc…

Steam Locomotive
Steam Locomotive, CarniFest Online Photo © All Rights Reserved
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
Event reviews
Write a review
Event related information
Admission fee:
Hungarian National Railway Museum
H-1142 Budapest, Tatai út 95.
Phone: (+36 1) 238-0558, 238-0658
Fax: (+36 1) 238-0559

Budapest travel information
Dialing code: 1
Longitude: 19.08333°
Latitude: 47.5°
Hungary information address: Hungarian National Tourist Office Tourinform-line: + 36 1 438 80 80 (0-24 h) info@hungarytourism.hu Post: Budapest H-1519 pf. 545 Fax: +36 1 488 86 61
Tourist website: www.tourinform.hu

Hungary country details
Location: Central Europe, northwest of Romania.
Capital: Budaoest
Currency: forint (HUF)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +36
Language: Hungarian 93.6%, other or unspecified 6.4%.

Hungary background and overview:
Hungary was part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called "Goulash Communism." Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]