A small art exhibiton opens with the Farmer Market

On the coming Sunday 2.7. with the people swarming the traditional Minkiö Farmers' Market, steam locomotie buffing and a vintage diesel locomotive mouring a new art exhibiton will open up at the old Minkiö Station goods shed. The Exhibition has a collection of works of PTJ Koskinen, one of the steam locomotive engineers of Jokioinen Museum Railway....

The first charter train of this spring!

The first charter train of this spring was running in sunny weather on Tuesday May 16 2017. The train was carrying a group of enthusiastic kindergarten children spotting all kind of animals alongside of the track. They did se at least hares, a deer, seagulls and a cat, but nobody saw a pheasant. Children were also admiring a cloud coming out of the steam locomotive and following the train just outside carriage windows all the voyage!...

Minister of Education and Culture awarded a grant for track renovation of the museum railway

237/5000 The Museum Railroad Association, which maintains the Jokioinen Museum Railway, received very good news from the Ministry of Education and Culture on Wednesday 3.5: Minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen had granted a grant of EUR 25,000 for the continuation of the track renovation of the museum railway....

Hand car trip of the maintenance of way gang

Willimieli, the co-operation partenr of Jokioinen Museum Railway will again host handcar tours this summer!

Come and taste the old days of railroaders at Willimieli's handcar trip on Jokioinen Museum Railway! On a trip we jump on the hand car and skim the muscular force into the trackwork of old-fashioned style! After pumping the hadcar the veined muscles get into real action when we put the shovels, hacks, and limbs to swing to change railway sleepers. After changing a few sleepers, we enjoy the old time box lunch and pump our handcars back to Minkiö, where everyone will get a diplomas of the work well done. After that, we will have a guided tour at Minkiö station and steal locomotive sheds....

Santa thanks once more!

Santa thanks onece more everybody travelling with santa trains. The weather was really Christmas like with the snow and shining sun. At Minkiö tehre was a tiny christmas market and everybody could get hot drinks and ginger bread at the station cafe....

Traditional start light train and childrens' agricultural show Mansikki

The traditional and infamous star light train will be running again on Saturday the 10th of September. Steam trains are running from early morning until late night. The stoves of carraiges will be lit as well as lights and oil lamps when the evengin turns to night. The summer season of Jokioinen Museum Railway will end with a traditional fire works show at Minkiö station about 9:15 PM, after which the last steam trains will depart to take people back to Humppila and Jokioinen. After this the trains return to Minkiö and summer is officially over....

Sunday 14.8. is the time of Minkiö Harvest Market!

The Minkiö Harvest Market has its rebirth and new coming! The local Kiipu Village Association will organize a real countryside market at minkiö station. You will for example find fresh vegatbles and berries for sale....

Steam festival had real old time feeling

Minkiö Steam festival is now over for this year. At Minkiö there was real old time feeling when stationary steam engines and steam trains were running, air was full of steam, smoke of wood fire and the sound of steam engines. Even the fact that forecasts were predicting rain did not harm, as the weekend turned out with mostly sunny weather!...

Full steam ahead -Minkiö Steam Festival 2016!

It is again time for the Minkiö Steam Festival! The Festival will be held at the Minkiö station on the last weekend of July on 30.-31.7....

Two train traffic day

In the mid July on Sunday 17.7. there are two trains running at Jokioinen Museum Railway. On that day you have more trains to choose and you can even spot two trains at the Minkiö station!...

Now it's time for Minkiö Farmers' Market

It is again time for Minkiö Farmers' Market. Tables fill with interesting thingsto buy and steam trains are bringing people to the market. Minkiö station is full of market spirit and sounds of steam locomotives!...

Midsummer Magic

It is time of the Midsummer Magic. Sunday the 26th of June has its magic, as two adults or two 6-16 years old kids travel in price of one! To make the magic work you need to bring a dandelion or another (not protected) wild flower to the ticket sales of the station when purchasing a ticket....

Take a steam train to summer!

The scheduled steam train traffic of Jokioinen Museum Railway will start on Sunday 5.6. The first train will depart at 10.25 and the trains will run all the day according to our timetable. For more information and the timetables please visit our event Event Calendar!...

Guided hand car trips with a picnic on Thursday evenings

In July you can take part to a guided hand car trip with a picnic!

In June every Thursday evening Jokioinen Museum Railway is organizing a guided hand car trip to our new barbecue place....

Take part to a guided hand car trip

This summer Jokioinen Museum Railway and the Nature Cooperative Willimieli will organize guided hand car trips. You can enjoy rolling on the rails, beatuiful countryside scenery and a break by a camp fire!...

Charter trains are running again!

The first charter train of this spring was running alreadynin April on Thursday 28.4. between Jokioinen-Minkiö-Humppila-Minkiö. The cloudy but dry weather guaranteed succesful trip and after the steam train trip there was a guided tour to Minkiö locomotive sheds and a hand car competition at Minkiö station, where differrent teams were competing against each other!...

Spring track work started

Spring has again arrived and snow melted so the annual track work can begin on the 15 km main line of Jokioinen Museum railway. Because of the track work all the people are advised to be very careful when crossing tracks on level crossings. Work trains are running almost every day, so remember to stop, look and listen before crossing!...

Record number of trains operated in 2015

In 2015 there were a record number of trains running at Jokioinen Museum Railway. Total of 749 trains were operated, out of which 324 were passenger trains and 425 work trains mainly for summer track work. Number of trains operated was bigger than in 1971 -the most quiet year of the original Jokioinen railway when only 729 trains were running....

Jokioinen Museum Railway at Matka 2016 Travel Fair in Helsinki

The largest event of the travel trade in Northern Europe, the Nordic Travel Fair MATKA, presents foreign and domestic destinations at Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki on 21-24 January. You can find the Forssa region and Jokioinen Museum Railway at MATKA Fair. Come and meet us at our stand 6m91!...

Happy Christmas!...

New shelter for hand car riders

A new shelter for hand car riders was installed at the Gravel Pit Spur picnic area. The shelter was constructed this autumn in the Minkiö workshop and transported by train to its location at the Grave Pit Spur on Thursday 10.12. It was lifted by the rail crane on top of railway sleepers and pulled with a rope pulley to its final location....

Santa thanks you for your visit!

Santa would like personally thank everybody who rode this year's Santa Claus Train at Jokioinen Museum Railway. There were really many people riding the train and we hope that everybody was able to meet and talk with Santa. We also made the all time passenger record of a single train. There were more than 330 passengers onboard the midday nine carriage train. Total number of passengers carried during the day was as high as 1697!...

Christmas is coming...

Christmas is coming but before it there will still be a possibility to ride a narrow gauge trains! At the same time you have a chance to meet the Santa Claus before he is too busy in delivering all the presents. It is often that at the Christmas he is too busy to stop for a chat, only the presents left under the christmas tree show he has been passing by....

The summer ended with a starlight train

The summer at Jokioinen Museum Railway ended with a Star Light Train and a spectacular fireworks show in beautiful autumn weather. Thank you for everybody who took part to the event. There was something special in the evening when the oil lamps were lit and steam trains kept running. There was a broad interest to the Star Light Train with guests coming as far as from Japan when a Japanese TV crew visited us when filming a documentary....

Old Time Mixed Train

On Sunday 23.8. all trains running are mixed trains. Thaey have both passenger coaches and goods wagons. Trains stop at the stations, drop off some of the goods waggons and take some new ones. It might be that trains are running behind the time table, but there is noreason to worry. Nobody is in hurry. Traveling and moving itself are more important than arriving. There is no hurry to get anywhere. The trains keep going and wheels rolling....

Visitors enjoyed soviet workers lunch on the Restaurant Day

On Sunday 16.8. visitors at Jokioinen Museum Railway enjoyed a Soviet style workers lunch onboard "Stolovaja", the ex Soviet restaurant car of Jokioinen Museum Railway. The lunch was served aboard the restaurant car parked at the Minkiö station and it included a warm soup "Seljanka", warm main course (pasta with a mince meat sauce) and dessert kompot, bread and drinks (mineral water, sour milk, tea and coffee)....

2300 people visited Minkiö Steam Festival!

This year Minkiö Steam Festival turned already ten years! The Festival was visited by 2300 guests and there were more than 140 volunteers organizing the festival hold on the last weekend of July on 25.-26.7....

Minkiö Farmers' Market

It is again the time for Minkiö Farmers' Market. Tables fill with interesting thingsto buy and steam trains are bringing people to the market. Minkiö station is full of market spirit and sounds of steam locomotives!...

Midsummer at the Jokioinen Museum Railway

This year there are many ways to celebrate the Midsummer at the Jokioinen Museum Railway. The festivities start with the traditional midsummer night train to the Midsummer party at Enttu Dance Pavilion on Thursday 18.6. This year we will be running the Midsummer night train by a steam locomotive for the first time in trains history! Come and exprience a steam train run through white nights of Finnish summer!...

Trains at Humppila station

This Sunday the 14.6. is the day of the yearly Humppila Station Day. On that day there will be a special Humppila-Kermala express running in addition to a normal Humppila-Minkiö-Jokioinen steam train. You can catch this special every twenty minutes either at Humppila station or at Kermala halt....

Steam trains are running!

The scheduled steam train traffic of Jokioinen Museum Railway will start on Sunday 7.6. The first train will depart at 10.25 and the trains will run all the day according to our timetable. For more information and the timetables please visit our event Event Calendar!...

Track work going on until October at Jokioinen Museum Railway

Track work will be made at Jokioinen Museum Railway from the begining of May until end of October. Work will be made on all woking days and sometimes also on weekends. The work includes changing of railway sleepers, lifting track and tamping track....

Reparing of Jokioinen Railway stone culverts gets funding

This year the Museum Railway Association operating the Jokioinen Museum Railway applied for a grant of the National Board of Antiquities to repare the two hole Saustila stone culvert and all other culverts on the railway....

Thank you for visiting us at Tampere

Thank you for visiting us at the Tampere travel fair! There were plenty of visitors all the time and it was pleasure to talk with all of you. We welcome all our guests and others too to Jokioinen Museum Railway to ride on board a steam train or hire a handcar at the Minkiö station!...

Come and see us at Tampere Travel Fair

Come and see Jokioinen Museum Railway at the Tampere Travel Fair on 17.-19. 4. at the booth of Jokioinen mucipality E920. You can come and ask us questions of renting handcars, steamtrain schedules or group travel at Jokioinen Museum railway. You can also book your handcar trips and charter trains streight from us! Welcome!

The event calendar and timetables for summer 2015 published

The Jokioinen Museum railway event calendar and timetables for summer 2015 have been published! The events include the Day of Veteran Cars at the Minkiö station on Sunday 7th of June. There are many other events in June like the Humppila Old Station day on Sunday the 14th of June when also a special train is running from Humppila to Keramala halt and back....

New web pages published

The new web pages of the Jokioinen Museum Railway has been now published! The pages are more simple and easier to navigate than older ones. If you are interested in giving feedback or comments, please feel free to email your ideas to our address at: info (at) jokioistenmuseorautatie.fi!...