Since the end of the 1950s the discovery of oil and gas below Rühlermoor in the west of Germany, led to the construction of a complex railway serving all the nodding donkeys at each oil well. The total network is still approx 120km in length, and every day there can be often 10 or more locos in use transporting peat and maintenance equipment for the oil production.
The DVD shows examples of various types of trains, peat trains, hot water tanker wagons, plant transport on flat wagons, pump wagons, mobile rail mounted drilling rigs, rail maintenance, etc, all filmed between 2016 and 2017. It is possibly the most intensively operated industrial narrow gauge railway still in use in Europe.
This DVD will be available in September 2017.
Stills from the production are now available below.