Döllnitzbahn

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The Döllnitzbahn GmbH is a private railway company in Saxony in eastern Germany. It is the operator of the OschatzMügeln–Kemmlitz/Glossen narrow gauge line in central Saxony.

History[edit]

In November 1993 the newly founded Döllnitzbahn GmbH took over the remaining lines of the Mügeln railway network between Oschatz, Mügeln and Kemmlitz. The primary aim of the company was initially the preservation of the remaining goods traffic from the kaolin mine at Kemmlitz. For that purpose used narrow gauge goods wagons were bought from the Mansfeld mining railway and a new transshipment site to the standard gauge railway network was built in Oschatz. With the help of used PKP diesel locomotives, they succeeded initially in keeping the goods traffic going. In spite of this, the demand gradually fell so that goods services had to be closed in 2001. The Döllnitzbahn was the last narrow gauge railway in Saxony to run public freight services.

Today only school trains and steam-hauled 'specials' run on the Döllnitzbahn railway, e.g. for touristic purposes. There is a local private association responsible for the organisation of respective events.

Fleet List[edit]

Steam Locomotives[edit]

Identity Other Number(s) Railway Builder Works Number Build year Wheel Arrangement Notes Image
99 561 99 1561-2 Sächsische Maschinenfabrik
Rebuilt Raw Görlitz
1909 B'B' n4vt Saxon IV K 99561 near Oschatz Sudbf (Germany) 06Jul06.jpg
99 574 99 1574-5 Sächsische Maschinenfabrik
Rebuilt Raw Görlitz
1912 B'B' n4vt Saxon IV K Döllnitzbahn, Oschatz-Süd-002.JPG
99 584 99 1584-4 Sächsische Maschinenfabrik
Rebuilt Raw Görlitz
1898 B'B' n4vt Sächsische IV K, Recommissioning 2018 Oschatz Döllnitzbrücke Richtung Hauptbahnhof 1991.JPG

Diesel Locomotives & Railcars[edit]

Identity Other Number(s) Railway Builder Works Number Build year Wheel Arrangement Notes Image
199 030 ÖBB 2091.010 BBÖ Simmeringer Maschinen- und Waggonbaufabrik/Siemens-Schuckert 1940 1'Bo1' BBÖ 2041/s
199 031 ÖBB 2091.012 BBÖ Simmeringer Maschinen- und Waggonbaufabrik/Siemens-Schuckert 1940 1'Bo1' BBÖ 2041/s, from Öchsle-Schmalspurbahn 199 031 Oschatz 04.06.10.JPG
199 032 199 008 DR Lokomotivbau Karl Marx 1954 C LKM Type Ns4
199 034 23 August Works 1981 C dh L30H
VT 137 515 5090.015 NÖVOG Jenbacher Werke 1995 B'B' StLB VT 31–35/ÖBB 5090 class

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