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In 2022, the Zsuzsi Forest Railway enters its 140th year! 🚂🚃🚃

On the occasion of the anniversary, the railway is welcoming passengers, families with children of all ages with a programme rich in railway history!

The first section of the railway was opened 140 years ago on 16th July 1882, between Debrecen-Fatelep and Nyírmártonfalva, and so this Saturday 16th July, we celebrate the birthday of the oldest narrow-gauge forest railway in the country, the ZSUZSI, with a big birthday programme!

The birthday celebrations will be held in two locations:
The programme of the starting station at 1 Ruyter u:
9:00 a.m. Ceremonial unveiling of the sign;
9:30 a.m. unveiling ceremony of the luggage van of the Zsuzsi steam train;
9:50 a.m. Zsolt Bancsi, presbyter of the Debrecen-Szabadságtelepi Reformed Church, will take the luggage van of the Reformed Church of Debrecen
Parish of the Debrecen, greets the 140-year-old Zsuzsi Forest Railway;
10:00 a.mdeparture of the Zsuzsi train to Hármashegyalja.

At the departure station, we will also welcome our passengers with a small railway history exhibition with the participation of collectors György Nehéz, Kálmán Gara and Mihály Molnár ZsEV.

Hármashegyalja programme:
11:15 Welcome to the Zsuzsi Forest Railway – opening ceremony (outdoor forest stage);
11:30 a.m. Festive performance by the Debrecen Hajdú Dance Ensemble, the Bihari Banda Traditional Association, and the Törköly Orchestra;
12:30 Tompeti and Friends concert;

  • birthday cake
  • sugar shower
    13:30 police dog demonstration;
    13:50 Debrecen Linedance Club’s country music and circle dancing.

All-day programme:
MH 5th Bocskai István Rifle Brigade Communication and Event Management Department:

  • Military obstacle course FOR CHILDREN
  • Weapons demonstration (old and new weapons)
  • old and new weapons
  • Courtesy of the Debrecen AMBULANCE STATION
  • children can see the ambulance doctors’ equipment and get into the ambulance
    ◽️ The Debrecen Fire Brigade:
  • children can see the firefighters’ equipment and get into the fire truck
    ◽️ Hajdúsági Association for Students and Civilians: bouncy castle, creative activities in the spirit of sustainability and environmental protection
    ◽️ In the House of Nature:
  • Bird School Mardara and István Imre – falconer demonstration,
  • with the support of the HEXVAVA Association
    I am the Machinist! – driving a locomotive on a field table, not only for children
  • face painting with BEJJÁrt
  • Tomi the balloon clown
    On this day, the ZSEV library point will also be open for reading at the House of Nature. The library point is the first library point in a forest environment in Hungary, thanks to the Méliusz Juhász Péter library!

Zsuzsi buffet will be open for business!

10:00 a.m. Zsuzsi train departure to Hármahegyalja
2:15 p.m. Return to Debrecen
Of course, the trains will run according to the announced timetable for the holiday https://zsuzsivasut.hu/menetrend/
We reserve the right to change the programme!