Patrimoine Ferroviaire et Tourisme
|Patrimoine Ferroviaire et Touristique (in French)|
Toerisme en Spoor Patrimonium (in Dutch)
PFT's 64.169 at a Gala on the Chemin de fer du Bocq, 15 August 2011.
|11 August 1988||Society formed|
Patrimoine Ferroviaire et Tourisme (in French) (PFT) are a society dedicated to the preservation of Belgian railway heritage. They cover a number of aspects of railway enthusiasm, operating charter trains, maintaining heritage locomotives (steam and diesel) and operating a museum at Saint-Ghislain.
PFT operate charter trains on the Belgian railway network. They have their own train of carriages and fleet of locomotives which are passed by Infrabel for these operations. Both steam and diesel locomotives are used. PFT are often called upon to run trains celebrating railway milestones, e.g. they organised the final workings for the recently withdrawn Class 15 & Class 16 locomotives.
Preservation of Belgian Railway Heritage
This takes place at their museum in Saint-Ghislain and at their site within SNCB's Schaerbeek depot. Maintenance of the operational fleet takes place at Schaerbeek, and vehicle restoration is centred on Saint-Ghislain. The museum is host to a number of model railway events each year.
- CFR 230 084 (numbered SNCB 64.169)
- PKP Ty2-3554 (numbered SNCB 26.101)
- Krupp Knapsack Cn2t 3113 (ex Westfälische Almetalbahn Nr 10)
- Cockerill Bt 2331 (small shunter with vertical boiler)
- La Meuse Bt 3235
- SNCB Class 51: 5117 (kept as source of spares, repainted in blue delivery as forme 5001), 5128, 5149, 5183
- SNCB Class 52: 5205
- SNCB Class 59: 5927, 5941
- SNCB Class 60/61: 6077 (numbered 210.077 as of the pre 1971 numbering scheme) and 6106. Prototype loc 6003 was scrapped at Ronet in December 2010. 6010, 6019 for spare parts.
- SNCB Class 62/63: 6289
- SNCB Class 70: 7005 (numbered 270.005)
- SNCB Class 71: 7103
- SNCB Class 73: 7305, 7322, 7324, 7325, 7341
- SNCB Class 80: 8061
- SNCB Class 83: 8320
- SNCB Class 84: 8428
- SNCB Class 85: 8524
- SNCB Class 92: 9209
- CFL Class 16: 1603, 1602 (repainted as SNCB 202.020)
- CFL Class 8: 802, 806
- DB Class 236: 42.550, CCB 215, CCB 216
- SNCB Class 15: 1504
- SNCB Class 16: 1608
- SNCB Class 18: 1805
- SNCB Class 20: 2021
- SNCB Class 22: 2201
- SNCB Class 23: 2309
- SNCB Class 25: 2551
- SNCB Class 28: 2801
- SNCB Class 29: 2913
Electric Multiple Units
Diesel Multiple Units
- SNCB Class AR40: 4006, 4001 (bad condition)
- SNCB Class AR43: 4333
- SNCB Class AR45: 4506
- SNCB Class AR46: 4602, 4605 (at CfB), 4618 (numbered 554.18)
- SNCB Class AR49: 4906 (numbered 553.29)
- Class 551: 551.26 (Stored at Schaerbeek), 551.48
- ES: ES 102
Chemin de fer du Bocq
PFT have taken over the 21 km long Ciney - Spontin - Yvoir railway line (also known as line 128) and operate it as the Chemin de fer du Bocq (CFB) heritage railway. It retains a connection to the national network at Ciney, which facilitates PFT using main line locomotives at their events. A gala is held every year around 15 August. During 2012 CrossRail AG provided a class 66 locomotive as a feature. In 2015, 16 kilometers (between Ciney and Evrehailles-Bauche) are operational. In 2016, the terminal section between Ciney and Braibant will be completely rebuilt. Connexion with the national railway trains at Ciney is thus suspended.
En Lignes/Op Der Baan
PFT produce a bi-monthly commercial magazine aimed at the Belgian rail enthusiasts, produced in French (En Lignes) and Dutch (Op Der Baan) versions. The name translates to English as On the line.
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- Official website PFT (in French)