14th April 1996
Along Different Lines
The Dürener Kreisbahn
|Loco Used||steam: Emil Meyrisch no. 2 (4)|
|Stock Used||2 coaches (5)|
|2||Düren - Krauthausen - Jülich - Linnich (2)|
|2 (6)||Linnich - End of Line|
|2||Linnich (EoL) - Jülich - Ederen|
|2||Ederen - Kirchberg (8) - Jülich-Nord (2) (7)|
|2||Jülich-Nord (2) - Kirchberg (8) - Jülich|
|2||Jülich - Krauthausen - Düren - Üdingen - Heimbach (3)|
|2||Heimbach - Üdingen - Düren|
(1) Passengers from the UK used service train 413 from Oostende (06.34d) to Köln as far as Düren (10.13a). Returning home was using a service train departing Düren at 18.39 and arriving into Oostende at 22.09 for the ferry.
(2) Booked to make a "false start" (for photography) before final departure.
(3) For those returning to the UK a DKB Service train was to have be taken (18.29d) to get back to Düren (18.39a) in time for the service train to Oostende however late meant this wasn't possible and a later service train (arriving Oostende 00.09) was taken instead, tour participants remaining with the railtour throughout.
(4) Built by J Krupp in 1953 this 2-8-0 tank loco was built as a "heavy shunter". It was the last standard gauge steam loco to see service in Germany (other than in preservation) and served the Emil Meyrisch mine at Siersdorf to the north-west of Düren until 29/12/1992. On retirement it transferred to Düren for use by the Dampfbahn Rur-Wurm-Inde on the tracks of the DKB.
(5) Booked for 3 coaches, the buffet-car was unavailable having been withdrawn for repairs.
(6) Loco propelling.
(7) Train was fly-shunted at the depot at Jülich-Nord, some passengers staying on during the manoeuvres.
(8) May have been a reversal here (the Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland suggests so at any rate).
Chris Harleys ticket.
Source : Chris Harley
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Harley)
|Linnich||11w05a ~ 11w45d|
|Ederen||13.00a ~ 13.10d|
|Jülich-Nord||13w55a ~ 15w10d|
|Jülich||15.40a ~ 15.50d|
|Düren||16w15a ~ 16w30d|
|Heimbach||17.27a ~ 19.08d|
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