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(GER) Rebuilding of the Weisseritz Valley Railway

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Railboy, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Railboy

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    Hello alltogether,

    I believe that People barely know a lot about the narrow gauge paradise in the German federal state Saxony.
    For sure one of the most scenic ones is the Weisseritz valley railway in the near of Dresden.
    After having suffered heavy damage during the big flood of 2002, they're currently rebuilding the last stretch of the 750 mm railway from Dippoldiswalde to Kurort Kipsdorf(15 years later!!).
    The first train hauling ballast wagons arrived on the 29th of November at the railway station of Kipsdorf.
    The first regular trains hauled by steam engines will probably start at the beginning of 2017.
    If you wanna see the traffic looked like before the destruction:

    There are many more Videos to watch about this railway line.
    To see pics from the reconstruction:
    http://www.aufbau.weisseritztalbahn.de/
    Stay up to date with the railway:
    https://www.facebook.com/IGWeisseritztalbahn
    https://www.facebook.com/weisseritztalbahn
    If you want to get more information about the railway line:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weisseritz_Valley_Railway

    It can easily be reached by the suburban train from Dresden and would be an excellent trip during a holiday in Dresden.

    Best regards
     

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