The SSN (Stoom Stichting Nederland) based at Rotterdam have just announced their annual international outing. It will take place on October 19th - 21st and will go from (Gouda-) Rotterdam to Venlo and down along the Rhine to Koblenz. On the way it will stop at Brohl for a trip on the narrow gauge Vulkan Express. Dinner will be served at the Brohltalbahn, and the overnight stay will be at a hotel in Koblenz. The second day involves a steam hauled trip on to Mainz, with an afternoon boat trip back down the Rhine with dinner on board. Overnight at Koblenz again. The third day is the steam hauled return to Rotterdam, but along the other bank of the river. Traction is entirely by the 1940 built three cylinder pacific 01.1075: The cost of the trip is EUR540 if sharing or EUR610 if in a single room. To get round their Dutch speaking booking site they are happy to take direct enquiries, in English, by email to: pr (at) stoomstichting.nl.