Do you remember when a train trip was an adventure?

Welcome to the 'Pingelheini'


Many people from the 60s and 70s remember well that travelling on a train was some what different as it is today. With us you can experience those feelings again. The freedom of opening a window, sitting back on a soft leatherette seat, relax to the sway of the coach and the click clack of the track. Perhaps enjoy a drink from our bistro, as the countryside slides past your window.


Sounds good?

Indeed it is!


Most important of all, when you leave us happy and contented, that for us, is the best reward of all. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Dates of travel

For our dates of travel and timetable please go to 'Nächste Fahrten' for details.


On our normal advertised days of travel between Leeste and Thedinghausen tickets may be bought on bord from the guard. Your own children up to 16 years old, bycycles, baggage and pets travel free.

Our route

Our line and train begins in Stuhr passing through Brinkum, Erichshof, Leeste, Kirchweyhe-Ort, Sudweyhe, Riede, ending in Thedinghausen, then in reverse order back to Leeste and Stuhr. Due to the planned extension of the BSAG tram No. 8 from Bremen-Huchting to Leeste, has meant, that this stretch of the line is closed awating redevelopement. Once completed, we hope with the help from the BSAG to resume our service over the entire route as shown on our Internet home page map.


Please click for the adresses of our stations:

Stuhr | Brinkum | Erichshof | Leeste | Kirchweyhe-Ort | Sudweyhe | Riede | Thedinghausen


On our regular days of travel between spring and autumn, all trains have a bistro on board. We are pleased to offer you the following, hot coffee and tea, cooled drinks, beer (with or without alcahol), sparkling wine and our Pingelheini Schienenschluck. For the hungry ones, we have hot Bockwurst and a range of nuts and chocolate. This bistro service may be booked for a private charter trip at the same price.


In addition we have information concerning local attractions to visit and bycycle maps of the area along our line. Just ask and we will advise and help you achieve a memorible visit with us.



Charter bookings

If you wish to rent our train to celebrate a private occaision, for example, a birthday, a wedding, a firms outing, a bycycle trip or for what ever reason, we have room for up to 140 guests. On board we have a WC, fridge, a music system and a microphone for announcements. You can arrange with us your own date and time table taylored to your wishes.


In regards to catering there are basicly 3 options:

  • You may wish to self cater using our facilities
  • Arrange for an external catering firm to deliver a meal to the train
  • Use our bistro

Details and the costs for such a trip are to be found below under 'Zug mieten'. Should you wish to break your journey for any reason there is an hourly waiting charge. Please note the price stated stays the same irrespective of how many guests are booked or if the train returns empty after a one way trip. All prices stated include tax.

Questions or wishes?

Here you can establish contact and write to us (in English or in German). Guaranteed a reply will be much faster than our train!

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