Get on board the almost 100 year old Veteran Train and travel back to the time period when your grandparents were young.
The guard blows the whistle and the journey begins. Travel 17 kilometers through some of the most beautiful parts of Denmark - fjords, old market towns, beech forest, rolling hills, moors and rivers. With a speed of only 30 kilometers per hour, your soul will not get left behind.
The trip with the old Veteran Train back and forth between Mariager and Handest takes 45 minutes each way, and there is plenty to see during your journey. From the passenger car's open end platforms, you can enjoy both the view and the coal smoke and hear the steam as it escapes from the old locomotive that chugs and whistles through the scenic landscape south of Mariager Fjord. When the steam whistle blows it is pure nostalgia and relaxation.
The family is, of course, very welcome to bring a food basket and afternoon coffee in the vintage train and enjoy the refreshments along the way. It will make the trip even more enjoyable, and it tastes twice as good in the old historic passenger cars.
Celebrate 50 years of veteran train service between Mariager and Handest
The railway line originally opened in 1927 and ran as a private railway until 1966. Four years after the private railroad closed, the preserved railway line opened for operation. On May 2, 1970, the first Veteran Train departed from Mariager and in the fifty years that have passed, tens of thousands of travelers have experienced this beautiful ride in the historic railway rolling stock between Mariager and Handest.
During the summer season, there are special events on the railway line. You can find our regular timetable and the events on www.mhvj.dk
Come join us - we need you
Do you dream of becoming a driver or a station master? So come and join us! We are passionate about running vintage trains. Want to join a community of fun and challenges? Just sign up! Train operation is extensive and multifaceted. There are trains to run, equipment to be maintained and various administrative tasks to be solved. There is plenty to be done. You will experience the same joy as the enthusiastic train travelers when you contribute to a unique experience in a cultural and historical railway environment.
Look us over, if you have questions ask at the office or speak with one of the train staff. Use the contact information on www.mhvj.dk or write to us. We look forward to welcoming you!