In the rich collection of the Train 1900 association, the “Cockerill 503” locomotive, named after the Belgian-British industrialist John Cockerill, is preserved. In honour of this elegant locomotive, the Fond-de-Gras will be bathed in an Anglo-Saxon atmosphere.
💂♂️ Immerse yourself in the “British” atmosphere thanks to the double-decker bus “Routemaster”, an authentic red telephone box or English guards patrolling the platform…
🫖 Try your hand at the noble discipline of tea duelling. Stalls selling British products will allow you to take home a nice souvenir: a good whisky, a book or some typical English food.
🇬🇧 Children can have fun in the Paddington Kids Corner with games, face-painting, colouring etc. A train-cinema is also waiting for you to (re)discover the mythical sketches of Mr Bean.
For the visitors, one could not imagine a more beautiful way than to reach the Fond-de-Gras by Train 1900, from its departure platform in Pétange (rue de Niederkorn, free parking). Departures are scheduled at 10.30 am, 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm*, 3.15 pm, 4.15 pm*, 5.15 pm, 6.15 pm* and 6.45pm . (* steam locomotive)
The “Minièresbunn” mining train will have four departures: at 11.05 am, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm, for an impressive journey into the heart of the mine.
In addition to the regular schedule, the Cockerill locomotive will run between Fond-de-Gras, Fuussbësch and Bois-de-Rodange.
Schedule of the Cockerill locomotive:
Fond-de-Gras to Bois-de-Rodange: 4.20 pm
Fond-de-Gras to Fuussbësch: 11am, 1.20pm, 5.10pm