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Bergische Museumsbahnen

Bergische Museumsbahnen
Bergische Museumsbahnen

The Bergische Museumsbahn is a heritage tram museum situated in the German city of Wuppertal. It operates its own tram line south of Wuppertal on original rails with original cars. Wuppertal operates still the "Schwebebahn", a unique overhead railway.

Museum line

The museum line begins about 50 m east of the Kohlfurth bridge, where the depot may be found with its exhibition of vehicles and a bookshop. A track coming from the bridge is currently out of use. East of the depot the line winds its way south and then swings around in a 180° curve in order to follow the Kaltenbach valley north. The end of the line is currently at Greuel halt, although it has long been planned to work the section beyond that to Möschenborn.

Near Möschenborn halt the old line turns south again in order to reach Cronenberg.

The route has a height difference of about 150 metres, which means that it has an average incline of 5%. The largest part of the route cuts through a wood and is therefore typical of the former overground tramway network. On the other had the route does not really have any town sections. There are seven stops.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergische_Museumsbahnen ]

Address: Wuppertal
Tags: Bergische Museumsbahnen, Bergisches Straßenbahnmuseum, Wuppertal

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Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the Wupper river south of the Ruhr area. Population 361,333 (2005). The prestigious Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is located in this city.

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