DBK Historic Railway

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The DBK Historic Railway

The DBK Historic Railway is a preserved railway association in Crailsheim, Germany.

Founded as the "Kocher Valley Steam Railway" (Dampfbahn Kochertal) in 1985 at Sulzbach-Laufen, it moved gradually into the former steam engine locomotive depot (Bahnbetriebswerk or Bw) at Crailsheim. In May 2006, there were over 100 members. The museum has a large number of railway vehicles, some of which are operational, including steam locomotives and diesel locomotives as well as passenger coaches and goods wagons. These include a working DRG Class 64 tank engine, no. 64 419, a DRB Class 50 wartime tender locomotive (not operational), no. 50 3545, and a DB Class V 100 diesel, no. 212 084.

It also offers special trips in historic trains between Schorndorf and Rudersberg.[1]

A major project, which has been undertaken with state aid, is the rebuilding of a turntable in the marshalling yard at Crailsheim station.


  1. ^ Kursbuch der deutschen Museums-Eisenbahnen 2008 (Handbook of German Museum Railways), Verlag Uhle und Kleimann, ISBN 978-3-928959-50-6, serial 211

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Coordinates: 49°07′59″N 10°03′50″E / 49.133°N 10.064°E / 49.133; 10.064