Let's go on a train joyride ! :)

We are the Silesian Railway Association and we run extraordinary, excursion and adventure trains in North Moravia and Silesia. With your help, we would like to buy two older wagons so that we can continue to givejoy to all our passengers. :)

  • Mining express by Žofie mine

  • Our happy team :)

  • Locomotive depot ÚZK

  • Our locomotive- "tree frog"

  • Mining express by Žofie mine

  • Mr. President Masaryk in Havířov

  • Visit from 1918 year

  • Refreshments for passengers - provided!:)

  • Our team by steam train

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Ostrava, Moravskoslezský kraj, Česko

All or nothing. Project finished on Apr 8, 2023 at 15:04.

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How did it begin?

In 2016, there were no extraordinary and excursion trains for the public in North Moravia and Silesia (as it was common elsewhere at the time), so we decided to establish the Silesian Railway Association and start organizing these special trips ourselves.

Our first event was the Saint Nicolas trains in Ostrava, which in 2016 attracted many people, especially children.

This made us very happy a motivated us to continue with our work.

That is why we started organizing other events, for example train trips to Mala Moravka, or the first sight-seeing trips along the coal sidings in the Ostrava-Karvina black coal district. As people liked the trips with us, we gradually started to add e.g., express trips to Burčák (fermented must) to Mutěnice, trips to the Radegast brewery in Nošovice, or perhaps the wine express to Valtice for wine festivals.

Over the past six years we've grown up a bit and we started to focus on larger projects.

We saved the track from Bruntál to Malá Morávka from being asphalted into a cycle path and we operate our holiday historical excursion trains here. We use our locomotive Rosnička T334.0966 to drive them, which we underwent a major overhaul in 2022, and which is therefore driven around the Jeseníky Mountains during the holidays together with a borrowed historic wagon of the Blm series from Brno.

We also organize trips to the Ostrava ZOO, or the sightseeing Mining express trains (Báňské spěšné vlaky), from which we show to our passengers local reclaimed mining landscape, or the last active deep mine in the Czech Republic.

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What is our goal?

With your help, here on the Hithit, we would like to raise the necessary amount of money for the purchase of two older wagons series Bdt.

We plan to repair those wagons this season and we will start to use them on events which are held by us.

They will race on the coal sidings, to the zoo, or take children to the Saint Nicolas trains around Ostrava.

We believe in the power of crowdfunding rather than complicated paperwork and documentation at the bank.

…and a bit mor:

Thanks to the support of our partners from the company PKP CARGO International, in 2022 we managed to obtain a lease of a locomotive depot in the location of the former Barbora mine, in today's Karviná 2- Doly.

Thus we are located in the very heart of old Karviná, i.e.Karwiná in which the plot of Mrs. Karin Lednická’s novel-The Leaning Church takes place. We are only about 400 meters away as the crow flies from this church.

You could say that we are settlers who are slowly trying to bring life back to those places from which people were forcibly driven out by mining in the 1950s. In addition, here we give new life to locomotives that would otherwise end up in scrap.

This long forgotten and abandoned piece of land is slowly returning to the map of Karviná and we are giving it a new use.

Who are we?

The railway connects two points for transporting not only commodities, but also people and ideas.

We are a young association that was founded to support and develop the legacy of railway history in the region of North Moravia and Silesia.

We organize extraordinary and excursion trains to interesting locations and places, not only in Moravian-Silesian region. Thanks to the cooperation with our partners, we succeed in fulfilling our main purpose – and that is the popularization of the railway among the general public.

We aim at families with children, for whom the train has always been a great attraction and a popular means of transport.

However, we do not focus only on families with children – our regular passengers also include children from Ostrava children’s homes, boys and girls from the Ostrava Center Cloverleaf (Čtyřlístek), which takes care of people with various handicaps, or seniors from the Počteníčko project. We reserve free seats for all of our soul mates on the train rides that we organize.

Our region offers a wide choice of many interesting cultural and industrial sights and our goal is connecting these places with the help of rail transport.

Why are we doing this?

Because it is pleasure for us to organize train rides for our passengers. We enjoy having the possibility to fulfill their dreams and to make them happy :)

Are you willing to help us please? Thanks to each donation, we will be closer and closer to our desired goal.

Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to seeing you sometime :)

Your team Association of Silesian Railway :)

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  • sold 104
    Partner of the association

    The partner can contribute anyfinancial amount of money that he considers appropriate.

    Please leave your contact information for us-we would like to write a thank note inside the
    wagons.

    Thank you for support and we look forward to seeing you on the train rides.

    We will send you a thank note by e-mail after the end of the foundation.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 7.68
    (CZK 190)
  • sold 14
    Anonymous supporter of the association

    Would you like to donate just for the sake of joy and without publicly mentioning your name in the wagons our association wishes to purchase?

    Although we wanted to thank to all the awesome donors who helped us, we suggesthe possibility of an anonymous contribution for you. You can donate any financial amount.

    Thank you for your support :)

    Reward delivery: in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 7.68
    (CZK 190)
  • sold 61
    Public thanks for the donor of Silesian Railway Association

    After the end of the foundation, we will send you a gift certificate of the Donator of the Silesian Railway Association and publicly thank you on our website and Facebook.

     

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 11.72
    (CZK 290)
  • sold 65
    Donor ticket Bruntál – Malá Morávka

    Historic train ride between Bruntál and Malá Morávka and back, i.e. for a ride on the steepest track in the Czech Republic.

    These track trails are based on friction and goes through the Jeseníky Mountains on the border of the Moravian and Silesian region.

    Date of ride depends on your choice: on all weekends and holiday from 1 st July to 17 th September 2023. The ticket includes a small gift package.

    We will send you a ticket by email within a month after the end of the foundation.
     

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 19.81
    (CZK 490)
  • sold 17
    Donor ticket Cieszyn/Č. Těšín - Zoo Ostrava

    Ticket for our excursion train from Cieszyn/Č. Těšín to Zoo Ostrava and back.

    Train travels along non-public routes around coal mines through the country side of Ostrava and Karvina. During the ride, passengers listen to an explanation about the surroundings, the miners and the history. The explanation can be listened to in two different languages.

    Date of ride depends on your choice: on all weekends from 10 th June to 17 th September 2023. The ticket includes a small gift package.

    We will send you a ticket by email within a month after the end of the foundation.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 23.85
    (CZK 590)
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    Donor ticket - Mining express train by OKR

    Ticket for the commented ride by common Mining express train around the coal sidings of the Ostrava-Karvina black coal district.

    Date of ride depends on your choice: on all weekends from 10 th June to 17 th September 2023.

    Departures: on Saturdays from Ostrava Střed and on Sundays from Havířov.

    We will send you a ticket, with the selected date, by email within a month after the end of the foundation.

    The ticket includes a welcome drink during the train ride and a small gift package.

    Součástí jízdenky je welcome drink ve vlaku a drobný dárkový balíček.

    Do měsíce po ukončení sbírky Vám zašleme e- mailem dárkovou jízdenku.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 40.02
    (CZK 990)
  • sold 6
    Donor ticket Ostrava - Malá Morávka and back to the Blueberry Festival 19 th August 2023

    Ticket for the express train from the Ostrava to Malá Morávka and back.

    The departure is from Ostrava on Saturday morning and we will return in the afternoon the same day. It is also possible to board at some station along the route (Opava, Krnov, Bruntál).

    Date of ride: Saturday 19 th August 2023.

    We will send you a ticket, by email within a month after the end of the foundation.
    The ticket includes a welcome drink and consumption of refreshments worth 300 crowns during the train ride and a small gift package.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 56.18
    (CZK 1,390)
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    An experiential day - with a conductor in Malá Morávka

    You will experience a day in uniform - you'll experience what it's like to clip tickets, whistle for departure, do a brake test, or to shunt a locomotive in Malá Morávka. :)

    Date of ride depends on your choice: on weekends from 1 st July to 17 th September 2023. You can try to work a shift under the supervision of our experienced conductor on one of our trains on the route from Bruntál to Malá Morávka.

    We will send you a voucher by e-mail within a month after the end of the foundation.

    Reward delivery: in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.23
    (CZK 1,490)
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    An experiential day - with a conductor on the Mining Express train

    You will experience a day in uniform- you will experience what it is to serve passengers in a sightseeing train around Ostrava and Karviná mines. :)

    You can choose any date during the holidays and work three-hour shift under the supervision of our experienced conductor on one of the Mining express trains from Ostrava or Havířov.

    We will send you a voucher by e-mail within a month after the end of the foundation.

    Reward delivery: in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.23
    (CZK 1,490)
  • sold 10
    Donor ticket Ostrava - Valtice to the wine festival and back 7 th October 2023

    Ticket for the express train Český Těšín- Havířov- Ostrava- Valtice to the wine festival and back.

    The departure is from Těšín on Saturday morning and we will return in the afternoon the same day. It is also possible to board at some station along the route.

    Date of the ride: Saturday 7 th October 2023.

    We will send you a ticket, by email within a month after the end of the foundation
    The ticket includes a welcome drink and consumption of refreshments worth 300 crowns during the train ride and a small gift package.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.23
    (CZK 1,490)
  • sold 4
    Donátorská jízdenka Ostrava - Mutěnice a zpět- Burčákový pochod 14. 10. 2023

    Jízdenka pro jízdu výletním rychlíkem Ostrava- Mutěnice na Burčákový pochod a zpět.

    Vyjíždíme ráno z Ostravy a vracíme se večer zpět, nastoupit je možné také v Přerově.  
      
    Termín jízdy- sobota 14. 10. 2023.
     
    Do měsíce po ukončení sbírky Vám e-mailem zašleme jízdenku.

    Součástí jízdenky je welcome drink ve vlaku, konzumace občerstvení v hodnotě 300 Kč a drobný dárkový balíček.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.23
    (CZK 1,490)
  • remaining 152 from 160
    Donor ticket-special non-public Mining express train along OKR

    Ticket for the express train Český Těšín- Havířov- Ostrava- Valtice to the wine festival and back.

    The departure is from Těšín on Saturday morning and we will return in the afternoon the same day. It is also possible to board at some station along the route.

    Date of the ride: Saturday 7 th October 2023.

    We will send you a ticket, by email within a month after the end of the foundation
    The ticket includes a welcome drink and consumption of refreshments worth 300 crowns during the train ride and a small gift package.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 80.44
    (CZK 1,990)
  • remaining 2 from 6
    Experiential day - as an assistant of train driver during Saint Nicolas rides in Ostrava

    You can be a train driver’s assistant for one trip (approx. 70 minutes) on our locomotive No. T334.0966 during Saint Nicolas rides in Ostrava.

    You will get to know Ostrava from an unusual perspective and experience what it was like for our ancestors while serving on today already historic machines.

    Date of the ride: Saturday/Sunday  2 nd - 3 rd of December 2023. You can choose one of these days.

    We will send you a voucher by e-mail within a month after the end of the foundation.

    Reward delivery: in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 100.65
    (CZK 2,490)
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    Experiential day - as an assistant of train driver on the Mining express train

    You will experience day on a locomotive-you will see what the service of a train driver looks like and you will learn a lot of interesting information.

    You can choose any date during the holidays and work three-hour shift under the supervision of our experienced train driver on one of the Mining express trains from Ostrava or Havířov.

    Date of ride depends on your choice: on all weekends from 10 th June to 17 th September 2023.

    Departures: on Saturdays from Ostrava Střed and on Sundays from Havířov.

    We will send you a voucher by e-mail within a month after the end of the foundation.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 201.70
    (CZK 4,990)
  • remaining 18 from 26
    Experiential day - as an assistant of train driver in Malá Morávka

    Would you like to experience what it is like to ride a locomotive on the steepest track in the Czech Republic? Movement on these track rails in Malá Morávka is based on friction.

    You can choose any date during the holidays and you can work a day-shift with our train driver.

    Date of ride depends on your choice: on all weekends and holiday from 1 st July to 17 th September 2023.

    We will send you a voucher by e-mail within a month after the end of the foundation.

    Reward delivery: in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 201.70
    (CZK 4,990)
  • sold 2
    Corporate support for our association

    We also have in mind companies that want to help us. For your corporate contribution, we offer thank notes for the support in the both wagons we would like to purchase. We will put your logo and a thank you note inside the wagons and we would thank your company via radio at all our events during this season. You will reach more than 10 000 people that we plan to transport this year.

    We will also publicly thank you on our website and social networks as a partner of our association.

    After the end of the foundationwe will send you a voucher or a gift agreement so you can use it for depreciation on the tax base. The donated amount can be increased arbitrarily.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 282.94
    (CZK 7,000)
  • sold 3
    Gold donor of the Silesian railway association

    For the gold donor, we have a free ticket for all our two-person rides this year. This ticket includes a consumption of refreshments worth 500 Czech Crowns during the train ride, small gift package with promotional items of our association and public than you note in both our wagons and via the train radio.

    The donated amount can be increased arbitrarily. 

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 808.41
    (CZK 20,000)
  • sold 2
    Organization of a special train

    For companies but also individuals who decide to support uswe offer the dispatch of a special train in North Moravia and Silesia. The ideal event as an untraditional corporate party, teambuilding, birthday present or company anniversary party for employees. We can get almost anywhere the tracks lead.

    Within a year after the project ends will organize a train on your request.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 2,829.43
    (CZK 70,000)
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    Donor ticket Ostrava - Malá Morávka and back to the Blueberry Festival 19 th August 2023

    Ticket for the express train from the Ostrava to Malá Morávka and back.

    The departure is from Ostrava on Saturday morning and we will return in the afternoon the same day. It is also possible to board at some station along the route (Opava, Krnov, Bruntál).

    Date of ride: Saturday 19 th August 2023.

    We will send you a ticket, by email within a month after the end of the foundation.
    The ticket includes a welcome drink and consumption of refreshments worth 300 crowns during the train ride and a small gift package.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 56.18
    (CZK 1,390)
  • Sold out!!
    Donor ticket Ostrava - Mutěnice and back to the Burčák (fermentedmust) festival 14 th October 2023

    Ticket for the express train from Ostrava to Mutěnice and back.

    The departure is from Ostrava on Saturday morning and we will return in the eveningthe same day. It is also possible to board Přerov.

    Date of ride: Saturday 14 th October 2023.

    We will send you a ticketby email within a month after the end of the foundation.
    The ticket includes a welcome drink and consumption of refreshments worth 300 crowns during the train ride and a small gift package.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.23
    (CZK 1,490)
  • Sold out!!
    Donor ticket Ostrava - Valtice to the wine festival and back 7 th October 2023

    Ticket for the express train Český Těšín- Havířov- Ostrava- Valtice to the wine festival and back.

    The departure is from Těšín on Saturday morning and we will return in the afternoon the same day. It is also possible to board at some station along the route.

    Date of the ride: Saturday 7 th October 2023.

    We will send you a ticket, by email within a month after the end of the foundation
    The ticket includes a welcome drink and consumption of refreshments worth 300 crowns during the train ride and a small gift package.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.23
    (CZK 1,490)
  • Sold out!!
    Experiential day - as an assistant of train driver in Ostrava - Malá Morávka

    You can be a train driver’s assistant for one trip on our locomotive No. 751.335.

    Date of the ride: sobota 19 th August 2023.

    We will send you a voucher by e-mail within a month after the end of the foundation.

    Reward delivery: in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 282.54
    (CZK 6,990)