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The Bruchhausen-Vilsen to Asendorf Railway, 2012

Graham Lightfoot reports, click here for an earlier 2010 report from James Waite.


In May, I made my first ever visit to the metre gauge line at Bruchhausen-Vilsen, some 90 minutes drive from Hamburg. They operate trains each weekend on the line with two return workings to 
Assendorf, a distance of 7.8 km. On Sundays a railcar also makes one return trip. There are a few standard gauge items there as well.

0-6-0T HOYA, being coaled in the depot at Bruchhausen-Vilsen.

DB 140 870 on the dual gauge track and HOYA in the platform at Bruchhausen-Vilsen with a train for Assendorf.

HOYA approaching Helligenberg with a Bruchhausen-Vilsen to Assendorf train which was second (and final) steam train of the day.

HOYA ready to depart on the return trip from Assendorf to Bruchhausen-Vilsen with the second steam train of the day.

Railcar No T44 on its Sundaysí only trip down the line arrives in Helligenberg with one 3rd class coach attached.

The other railcar, No. T42, outside the shed.

Standard gauge railcar No. T1 of the HEG at the depot.


Rob Dickinson

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