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Updates on information regarding industrial and commercial narrow gauge railways around Europe.
 
 

This section contains updates on narrow gauge sites (industrial/commercial, not preserved) still operating, or news regarding closures confirmed from recent vists or the railway press. Please feel free to contribute to these pages and ensure a broad cross section of railways and countries are featured. Click on the thumbnail pictures to see a larger picture.

The most recent reports will be at the top

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GERMANY:  January 2019
Sodawerk Stassfurt
(Gauge: 600mm) Last November a visit was made to the electrified line at Stassfurt. Staff here confirmed that the elderly LEW electric locos were due to be replaced in 2019. By early spring new locos should be arriving from the Czech Republic. The original LEW locos will remain on site for at least the short term as backup locos. New rolling stock appears to also be on order, so the longevity of the this railway appears to be assured. (via Fedbahm Forum).

The above photo shows a couple of the current LEW locos outside the loading bins.
(Posted 06.01.2019 Source: Feldbahn Forum)

Torfwerk Thomann, Lohne
(Gauge: 600mm) This site was visited in September last year and it was found that the owners had not been able to extend a permit to continue extraction and so the line was in the process of being taken up. It was anticipated that by October it will have all been removed.
(Posted 06.01.2019 Source: Narrow Gauge News)

Torfwerk Ehlers, Dellstedt
(Gauge: 600mm) In November it was reported that the railway at Delstedt continues to use the only remaining former East German NS2F locos in industrial service. One of these has now been converted to a basic radio control, to allow single man operation when loading on the moors, so the loco can be controlled by the person loading the wagons.
(Posted 06.01.2019 Source: Feldbahn Forum)


(Above) Two of the NS2F locos at Dellstedt.


 
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