Cradle of a carriage - Museum Night in Baloži 19.05.2018

With the slogan "Cradle of a carriage" visitors were welcomed on the Baloži peat railway in 19th May - on the developing narrow gauge peat museum railway, rebuilt by railway volunteers. From the history till nowadays - to see how history and unique industrial heritage is rebuilt.

Cradle of a carriage - it is a specific part of the railway bogie construction, which bears similarity to rocking baby cots. Cradle makes the riding of the carriage more pleasant and romantic, especially in the curves. Take a ride and feel, how the narrow gauge train is rocking!

Museum railway is slowly developing, becoming more interesting every year. In year 2018 for the first time visitors traveled to the peat fields, for a demonstration of peat excavation machinery and landscape of swamp, and also traveled to the opposite end - till the peat factory, for a glimpse through the carriages window on the factory, railway workshops and collection of rolling stock.

This was the third time, when Museum night event was held in Baloži peat railway. Participation in the Museum Night event became possible thanks to the large efforts invested by volunteers rebuilding the railway already for several years, as well as the supporters of the enthusiast society “Bānīša Draugu klubs” and donation givers. Special thanks for the support and aid in development of the peat railway are given to “Pindstrup Latvia” Ltd, “Līvānu kūdras fabrika” Ltd., “Stružānu kūdras fabrika” Plc., “Olaines kūdra” Ltd. and “Klasmann-Deilmann Latvia” Ltd, as well as cooperation partners – Ķekava municipality and Latvia Peat association.

Photos: D. Bušs, A. Galītis

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