16 young people at the 12th Youth Exchange in Sweden


The 12th international FEDECRAIL Youth Exchange took place in Sweden. The meeting started on Friday 3 August in Uppsala. 16 participants arrived: 13 boys and three girls. They came from Spain, Ukraine, Great Britain, Germany and Romania. They spent the first days in Uppsala-Lenna. All the young people worked in the technology and in the trains to help the staff on board.

This summer there were problems with the hot and dry weather in Sweden, so that steam trains were not allowed to travel at first. Fortunately, rain started early enough so that the participants of the youth camp in Uppsala could still use the steam trains. Trips to the Swedish railway museum in Gävle, a tram excursion in Stockholm and the visit of a military fortress in Oxelösund were undertaken during the week.

The second half of the exchange was spent in Malmköping in the Tram Museum. Here, too, the young people worked in technology and sold tickets in the trams. The closing dinner traditionally took place on the last Saturday evening and was attended by FEDECRAIL Vice President Heimo Echensperger.


Latest News from FEDECRAIL

FEDECRAIL Conference 20th-23th April
Published: 25th February 2023

Krems an der Donau in Austria has been chosen as this years conference venue. Krems is one of the oldest cities in Austria, a university …

Read More
Published: 14th March 2023

You are invited! The Annual General Meeting is an important event for members and federation FEDECRAIL is a federation. This means it is made up …

Read More
Published: 13th March 2023

7 most endangered heritage sites 2023 The preliminary list of candidate locations has recently been announced by EN – eleven different buildings and heritage sites throughout Europe from which a final …

Read More
mora (2)
Two exceptional Garratt steam locomotives for Móra la Nova
Published: 12th March 2023

Last December, the transfer of several historic locomotives from Lleida to the Railway Museum in Móra la Nova was completed. These locomotives, including two Garratt steam locomotives, have …

Read More