Excursions in season 2019
Tourism season starts in Baloži peat museum railway on 18th May - during International Museum Night's event!
After that, it will be possible to visit the railway during regular excursions - in summer season during the last saturday of the month:
- 29th June,
- 27th July,
- 31st August,
- 28th & 29th September.
Additional days for group tours - 31st May (Friday), 4th July (Thursday), 22nd August (Thursday), 11th October (Friday).
During these days, excursion trains will run hourly between 11:00 and 17:00 (start of last train), open to everyone, price of the excursion ticket - 2,50 EUR/person, children aged 3 and under travel free of charge. During the trip, while you will be enyoing the landscape and the industrial atmosphere of the factory, audioguide (in Latvian) will introduce you to swamps, peat extraction, Baloži peat factory, as well as history of the narrow gauge railway and volunteer efforts to preserve it.
Please book your visit in advance, by writing to or calling: +371 23272013, as we enjoyed high popularity during the previous season. Reservation is closed one day in advance, the remaining places are offered as per queue! According to the weather conditions, number of visitors and technical conditions, the rolling stock for excursion train will be chosen - open-air or covered passenger carriages and one of locomotives. Boarding of the excursion train - see meeting place at the railway. During the excursions it is possible to buy our magnetic souvenirs (2 EUR/piece).
Limited possibilities to embark persons with reduced mobility and baby prams (only one seat), please contact us in advance!
We remind to you, that peat museum railway in Baloži or Pigeon railway, as we call it, is preserved and developed by volunteer efforts, and there is a long way to go before everything will be restored and the railway will be finished! This is the reason why excursions are limited to few days per year - in the mean time we are repairing rolling stock and railway tracks, to make a safe and enjoyable yourney to you! See more under Visiting/volunteering on Pigeon railway and News and achievements!