Wutachtalbahn

The Wutachtalbahn, also known as "Sauschwaenzle" (Pigs tail-) Bahn is considered one of the most beautiful museum-railways in Germany. It is located at the southern end of the Black Forest area, just a stone throw from the Swiss border. This railway will always have a special place in my heart, because many years ago, I spent a lot of weekends there as a volunteer. The museum opened in 1977 and has been in operation every year from about April to October. A German class 50 (2-10-0) and a German class 86 tank engine (2-8-2) are the main engines used to pull the museum train. They also own a small 0-4-0 tank engine, an Austrian class 93 Tank engine and a rail car. The pictures and video below were taken during several visits I made during the last couple of years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pictures below show the museum train and  No. 86 333 the 2-8-2 tank engine at Blumberg, the starting point of the line:
At Blumberg you can also find a little museum with memorabilia and another 2-10-0 engine ( Former Deutsche Reichsbahn No. 52 8012) on display:
A few impressions of the beautiful scenery along the tracks, as the train moves through the hills:
No. 86 333 taking water at Weizen, the endpoint of the line. From here the train returns to Blumberg.
This is the operational 2-10-0 No. 50 2988. It is the last operational class 50 engine of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (German Federal Railway):
Last but not least here is a little video I took during my last visit in the fall of 2006:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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