Dear Ladies and
born as son of a railwayman on the „Westbahn“ (which is still
one of the major routes of the ÖBB) my strong affinity belonged
to the railway since my early youth.
constructing a model railway landscape and after my job in
leading positions of the companies "Voith AG" and "ELIN" I
managed to fulfil my dream with buying a steam locomotive "Reihe
52". Step by step I bought more of the historic steam
locomotives which made it possible for small and big enthusiasts
of the railway history to participate in the experience of a
steam powered train ride.
Together with my
son Christian I established the "B&B Dampflokomotiven
Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H." in 1983. The "B&B" stands for
"Brenner & Brenner", father and son.
During the last
20 years the B&B company operated several hundred special
trains with great success not only in Austria but also in the
neighbouring countries. Nine different steam locomotives (from
small local locomotives up to huge express locomotives) plus
special adapted railway-cars are ready for various kinds of
are available for journeys of works outing, conventions and
conferences, incentives, christmas partys, promotional
activities, but also simply for a nostalgic excursion into the
glamorous past of the Austrian railway history.
became also „stars“ in many film and tv-productions such as
"Lenin, der Zug", "Anastasia", "Feuersturm", "Strauß-Dynastie",
"Shining Trough", "Strudelhofstiege", "Verrückte Kerle", "Der
veruntreute Himmel", "Gustav Mahler", etc.
At the beginning
of the commercial use of the trains the excursions happened to
be more short-distance traffic (esp. in the region of lower
Austria) but when the express steam locomotives "919.138" and
"33.132" were part of the B&B-Trains, the manageable distances
increased a lot. The „Nostalgic-City-Tourism“ became popular.
Budapest, Prague, Budweis/Krumau, Venice, Trieste but also more
distant cities like Amsterdam were friendly hosts for the
popular steam powered trains.
To make Your
journey as pleasant as possible the "B&B - Blue Train"
luxury trains were created. These trains have high-quality salon
and dining cars. Beside the I. and II. class configurations
there are a "Heuriger"-, a "Csárda"-, a dancing- and some
sleeping-cars available. It is also possible to attach these
wagons to a regular train (for smaller groups).
Please let me
inspire You to a journey into the past with one of the nostalgic
trains to a destination of Your choice. Our Website will give
You a good overview of different locomotives, trains and
It would be a
pleasure to welcome You on board of one of our trains.
If you need any
further information, please don't hesitate to contact us -
Dir. Ing. Edmund Brenner
President of B&B Dampflokomotiven