Besides the donation of the NRW Foundation, we are very grateful for another big donation we received from the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation of about €5.100, which will be used to upgrade our track system with steel sleepers. Thank you very much!
Despite the currently difficult situation, we wish you all a nice Advent season and are looking forward to the next year.
Or to say it with the words of our new firebasket (which we received from the RAG – thank you, too – and which was illuminated by Bastian Eberle):
PS: On our facebook page, you can have a look at our unique “tipper wagon advent calendar” …
We recently received a €25,000.00 donation from the NRW Stiftung, to support our plans to improve the railway tracks. Thank you very much!
But of course, we are also very grateful for all other sponsors, people who bought the virtual tickets as well as our long time supporters.
Unfortunately, we have to inform you that we will not have any opening days this year. The additional financial and organizational effort, to comply with the contact restrictions, as well as the significantly lower utilization of the trains itself, makes it impossible for us to guarantee a reasonable operation.
Of course we are already thinking about next year and hope to see you again as soon as possible!
Because of the Corona-virus we are forced to cancel all events and opening days probably until end of August. This includes also the Trabi-meeting, Oldtimerfestival and the concert of the Lions-club at “Zeche Nachtigall”.
Unfortunately it isn’t so easy for us, to comply with the hygienic requirements and distance rules, which were needed to continue operation with good conscience.
The healthiness of all our passengers, visitors and as well as our volunteers is very important for us, which leads us to this step.
These are available in two categories: one adult (8 Euro) or families, two adults & two children for 20 Euros.
The tickets include the ride, a waffle and a hot/cold drink for each person.
They can be redeemed from the time we’re opening again (hopefully in September this year) and until the end of the season next year, 2021. The tickets will wait for your visit in our tickets booth (no physical delivery).
This year again, we sent a request to the support program of the ‘Volksbank Bochum Witten’. The Volksbank is sponsoring many projects of social clubs in our region every year. All sponsoring requests to the Volksbank will be presented on their webpage and are available for a public voting. For this voting, we need your support to raise our chance to win!
We would like to build up two more wagons for transportation of wheelchairs and baby strollers. Since we can’t do all the necessary work on our own and are also lacking some materials, we will need some money to get it done.
Here *VR Foerderprogramm Arge Muttenthalbahn* you can see the complete request (in gerrman only) and the button to vote for us (‘Stimme abgeben’ at the end of that page). Until 31-Jan-2019, you can vote for us every day!
Thank you very much and have nice christmas days! Your Muttenthalbahn
Our santa specials 2018 are coming closer and we started accepting registrations.
The rides are starting at 11:00 AM from the parking lot Nachtigallstrasse and will be repeated hourly until 5:00 PM. At a stop in the (hopefully wintry) forest the children will receive a little surprise from Saint Nicholas. Back at the train station, a hot drink will wait for every passenger. Waffles, sausages and lard sandwiches are also available.
On each train we can take around 20 children for the price of €6.50 each (companions €5.00), so it is necessary to preregister by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the desired timeslot and the number of passengers (children/companions). We are looking forward to see you there!
Again on October 03 it will be the “Door-Opening-Day” of the “Sendung mit der Maus” (children television documentary series).
We invite all fans of the “Maus” to have a look on our special vehicles and wagons and of course to have a ride with our narrow gauge train.
Additionally, the youth fire department from Bommerholz and their colleagues from Bommern are visiting us, too. They will explain their fire trucks, show a fire fighting exercise and the fearless children (at least 6 years old) can get a look to the area from far above!
After finishing the closeout work at our “yard of artifacts” last week, an article has been posted in the WAZ (a local german newspaper) telling the background story and explaining some possible future expansions of our museum (a new “hall of artifacts” behind ‘Zeche Nachtigall’ and a connection to the existing railway system).