Kleinbahn Philippsheim - Binsfeld "Schnaufbähnchen"

Kleinbahn Philippsheim - Binsfeld "Schnaufbähnchen"

Binsfeld

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The Philippsheim - Binsfeld narrow-gauge railroad, popularly known as the "Schnaufbähnchen", ran between Philippsheim and Binsfeld for a total of 65 years from 1900. The steam-powered train reliably overcame a considerable difference in altitude of 120 meters on the only eight kilometer long route. The railroad line was built to provide transport from the station in Philippsheim to the Eifel line Cologne - Trier to the Binsfeld clay pits and brickworks. In the 1950s, two locomotives with a power of 200 hp each, 47 freight cars and 38 trolleys were in use. With the establishment of a bus line between Binsfeld and Trier, passenger traffic decreased drastically. In addition, freight traffic was switched from rail to truck, so that the end of the "Schnaufbähnchen" was sealed in 1965. Today in Binsfeld, the well-preserved locomotive in front of the former locomotive shed in Bahnhofstraße is a reminder of the historic narrow-gauge railroad. The second locomotive has found a new "home" in the locomotive shed in Gerolstein. In 2010, parts of the former railroad line were converted into a cycle path and thus offers a good connection to the popular Kyll cycle path from Lake Kronenburg to the Roman city of Trier.

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Opening hours

  • Vom June 4th bis December 31st
    Monday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Tuesday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Wednesday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Thursday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Friday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Saturday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Sunday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

The locomotive of the former Philippsheim-Binsfeld narrow-gauge railroad is freely accessible all year round.

Place

Binsfeld

Contact

Heimat- und Kulturverein Binsfeld
Dechant-Schmitz-Straße 5
54518 Binsfeld
Phone: (0049) 6575 1313

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