Dieringhausen Railway Museum

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Dieringhausen Railway Museum
Eisenbahnmuseum Dieringhausen
Eisenbahnmuseum Dieringhausen.JPG
Centenary of the locomotive depot in June 2006
Established 1982
Location Dieringhausen, Germany
Type Railway history museum
Dieringhausen turntable

The Dieringhausen Railway Museum (Eisenbahnmuseum Dieringhausen) is a railway history museum in Dieringhausen in the district of Oberbergischer Kreis in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.[1]

It is located on the site of the former Deutsche Bundesbahn locomotive depot at Dieringhausen and is a protected historical monument with 2.7 acres (11,000 m2) of land. After railway operations had ceased on 1 May 1982, a society was founded with the aim of forming and running a museum. That same year the first museum festival was celebrated.

Installations[edit]

The site has a historical locomotive roundhouse with twelve roads and their associated turntable. Even the equipment of the former steam depot can be seen. A cafeteria and bookshop have been established for visitors.

The museum has a fleet of eleven steam locomotives, eleven diesel locomotives, four electric locomotives and a collection of railway wagons. In early 2007 the DRB Class 52 tender locomotive, 8095, was sold to the Vulkan-Eifel-Bahn Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, based at Gerolstein. A planned sale of the DRB Class 50 goods train steam locomotive, number 3610-8, fell through. So it was hired to the DRWI (see below) until its inspection licence ran out in December 2007.

The Prussian P 8 steam engine P8 2455 "Posen" from the firm of "Länderbahnreisen / Manuel Jußen", Marburg, is also stationed at Dieringhausen.

The DRWI (Dampfbahn Rur-Wurm-Inde), formerly based at the museum, left in early 2007 with several wagons and the steam locomotive 52 8148. Its new home is in Mönchengladbach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kursbuch der deutschen Museums-Eisenbahnen 2008 (Handbook of German Museum Railways), Verlag Uhle und Kleimann, ISBN 978-3-928959-50-6, serial 111

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Coordinates: 50°36′13″N 7°13′10″E / 50.603667°N 7.2195°E / 50.603667; 7.2195