Through its work with the Maybach Stiftung, a sister foundation located in Germany, many exciting new programs are emerging. These programs focus the new work of the Foundation, the goal of which is to capture share the unique Maybach history with today’s audiences. The Foundation and Stiftung are working together to create pathways to an enhanced collection of important archival information as well as educate communities and youth on using the past to spark new creativity and develop paradigms for the challenges of today.
We are leading efforts to restore the 1938 SVT 137 856 “Cologne” train that will serve to provide educational journeys and exhibitions both within Friedrichshafen and eventually significant sites within Germany and Europe. The only remaining locomotive of the SVT Cologne line, the renovated train will include a refurbished original Maybach engine. This first-of-its-kind historical restoration is currently under way as of 2017 and will be completed in coming years. Test trips will begin in 2017 for various selected groups during the restoration with trains provided by other sources.
Along with the train, other related archival and exhibition concepts are under development to further tell the story.