Riedlhütte narrow-gauge railway
|Riedlhütte narrow-gauge railway|
|Line length||1 km (0.6 miles)|
|Track gauge||600 mm (1 ft 11+5⁄8 in)|
The one-kilometre-long (1000 yd) track has a gauge of 600 mm (1 ft 11+5⁄8 in) and runs in an east-west direction. There are four stations: Ohebrücke near the parking lot, Riedlhütte at the club house, Badeweiher at the lake and Krummwiese.
The railway operates approximately 16 days per year, and if weather conditions permit, several trains will be in use.
The trains depart from 10:00 to 16:00 or 17:00 from the central station Riedlhütte. For the return trip they need altogether 18 min.
The association was funded in 1987 as Feldbahn Fränking in Weichs-Fränking north of Munich. It built a 400m long track at the Deutsches Museum in Munich in 1996, on which they run trains between Ludwigsbrücke and the museum entrance. 2002 the association relocated to Sankt Oswald-Riedlhütte, where the parish provided a suitable site.
The railway operates with ten diesel locomotives of four manufacturers (3 Jung, 3 Gmeinder, 3 Diema and 1 Lkm). Most of the locos are ready to be used, but normally only up to 3 will be used on one day. There are also some goods and passenger cars and some auxiliary vehicles.
- www.feldbahn-riedlhuette.de (Official Website in German)