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KleineDicke

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PostSubject: Die Selfkantbahn   Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:25 pm

On my way from Germany to visit our friend Paul (and his family) in Eindhoven, I made a brief stop at the Selfkantbahn, a preserved meter gauge Kleinbahn located near the Dutch border.  Here's a few photos of my visit.



When one arrives at the station, you are greeted by this Unimog rail truck. Almost looks like a toy.




The Locomotive running this day is #101 "Schwarzach" an 0-4-0 built by Krauss-Maffei in 1949.






Other rolling stock:


A Standard Gauge wagon on a rollbock:


Rollbock Close-up


A mystery car. The outline looks like a passenger car, but notice how high the buffers are.

 
Inside the repair shop, there are a lot of interesting things to see as well. First is this tram locomotive, built by the Alsace Locomotive Works in 1897 (when Alsace was part of Germany). It has an inside frame and inside cylinders, and lots of character.






A feldbahn diesel straight out of the LGB catalog


A railcar or two




An East German diesel


Another tramway locomotive (kastenlok), built by Henschel in 1899. Looks like they barely fit the boiler into the body. The more I look at it, the more I wonder if it's a fireless locomotive. Nothing about this on the Selfkantbahn's website.





 
That's all the photos; I'll try to get some movies uploaded as well.

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Location : Preston, England

PostSubject: Re: Die Selfkantbahn   Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:03 am

Good stuff, Bill. It looks like the Henschel was bought by a paper mill in 1942 and converted to fireless operation. The mystery object looks like another railcar but actually one from the original line. 

 
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Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Die Selfkantbahn   Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:43 am

Great pictures Bill! (sorry for my late reply btw...). Its good to see you've enjoyed the Selfkant railway. 


That Alsace Locomotive Works tram engine looks suitable for a Stainz kitbash, actually.

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Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Die Selfkantbahn   Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:54 am

As an Alsace resident, I liked the look of that loco. It also has a passing resemblance to the new Regner loco - sadly the owner of the company Manfred Regner, well known from exhibitions and his workshop in Bavaria, died on 21 July.
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Paulus

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PostSubject: Re: Die Selfkantbahn   Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:33 am

k&nwlr wrote:
... sadly the owner of the company Manfred Regner, well known from exhibitions and his workshop in Bavaria, died on 21 July.

 Thats bad news. Neutral 64 years. Died due blood infection.

I've just visited the Regner website and there is an announcement:
http://www.regner-dampftechnik.de/aktuelles/aktuell/chefverstorben.php
(with a link to an online memorial book, for those who want to make last regads).

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