Zittau–Oybin/Jonsdorf railway

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Zittau–Oybin/Jonsdorf railway
Zittauer schmalspurbahn parallel ausfahrt.jpg
Two trains depart Bertsdorf
Overview
Type narrow-gauge railway
Termini Zittau
Oybin, Jonsdorf
Line number 6960/6961
Operation
Opened November 25, 1889
Operator(s) Zittau-Oybin-Jonsdorf Railway Company, Royal Saxon State Railways, Deutsche Reichsbahn, DR, DB, Saxon-Upper Lusatian Railway Company
Depot(s) Bertsdorf
Technical
Line length 16.1 km (10.00 mi)
Track gauge 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in)
Minimum radius 75 m (246.1 ft)
Operating speed 25 km/h (16 mph)
Maximum incline 33 or 3.3%
Route number 238
Route map

Map ZittauerBahn.png

0.008 Zittau
Liberec–Zittau railway
1.159 Zittau stop
~1.6 Neißebrücke
1.647 Neißebrücke switch
Zittau–Hermsdorf railway
Liberec–Zittau railway
1.92 to Dach- und Isolierstoffwerk, frm. Werner & Co.
Zittau south(formerly Schützenhaus)
3.05 Mandau bridge(43 m)
~3.1 Zittau Casernenstraße(until 1897)
4.368 Zittau Vorstadt
5.17 Niederviebig (10 m)
5.699 Olbersdorf Niederdorf
6.55 Olbersdorf bridge (124 m)
to mine Olbersdorf
7.310 Olbersdorf Oberdorf(formerly Zeissigschenke)
7.90 to Imprägnierwerk (formerly Katz & Klumpp)
0,0
8.933
Bertsdorf
2,146 Kurort Jonsdorf stop
3,831 Kurort Jonsdorf
9.969 Kurort Oybin Niederdorf
10.997 Teufelsmühle
12.230 Kurort Oybin

The Zittau–Oybin/Jonsdorf railway, or Zittau–Kurort Oybin/Kurort Jonsdorf narrow-gauge railway (German: Schmalspurbahn Zittau–Kurort Oybin/Kurort Jonsdorf), is a narrow-gauge railway system employing steam locomotives and serving the mountain health-spa resorts (German: Kurorten) of Oybin and Jonsdorf in the Zittau Mountains in southeast Saxony (Germany). The track gauge is 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in).

See also[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Gustav W. Ledig: Linie Zittau–Reichenau–Markersdorf in Die schmalspurigen Staatseisenbahnen im Königreiche Sachsen, S. 88 ff., Leipzig 1895. Reprint: Zentralantiquariat der DDR, Leipzig 1987, ISBN 3-7463-0070-3
  • Erich Preuß: Die Zittau–Oybin–Jonsdorfer Eisenbahn. transpress Verlag, Stuttgart 1999, ISBN 3-613-71107-9

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