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Jöhstadt station (Saxony GER)

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Railboy, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Railboy

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    Some news from the narrow gauge paradise Saxony.

    The pressnitz valley railway started in the year 1990 from the southern terminus of the former Wolkenstein-Jöhstadt line. Unfortunately the charity was only able to use the steam shed in Jöhstadt, because the socialist government built a massive "Plattenbau" (Panel building) on the former site of the Station in 1989. The station building was also lucky to survive and is currently owned by the volunteers.

    After having started extending the provisional platform with new sidings in Jöhstadt in the year 2015, the local group was able to relay the rail on 200 m on the south side of the station in july 2018 . It won't be connected until the big house, which is already owned by the group, gets demolished. Due to the domographical situation in the area, the losses of the flats wouldn't spark housing Problems (there are too many empty homes in the scenic area of saxony).

    All links are unfortunately in German, but you can solve the problem with the help of Google translator, which translates whole websites into English ;)

    Here you find pictures of the first step of the project in 2015.
    https://www.pressnitztalbahn.de/mus...ahnhof-johstadt-erste-neue-weichen-2013-2015/
    And here from the effort of this year. In addition to track laying, they had to build a new level crossing and 2 new switches.
    https://www.pressnitztalbahn.de/bildergalerien/arbeitseinsatz-auf-nach-sueden/

    The ones who are curious how Jöhstadt station looked like before the railway closed and changed afterward in time should look at the pictures of the coming thread.
    https://www.bimmelbahn-forum.de/ind...bahnhof-jöhstadt-im-wandel-der-zeit/&pageNo=1

    The new station will look similarly to the old one once it is finished (but will only have 4 tracks). It will mark an end to the effort to extend the line southwards.

    Cheers
     
  2. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Excellent news. It's a lovely line and will be improved by having a proper station at Jöhstadt.
     
  3. Fred Kerr

    Fred Kerr Part of the furniture

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    IIRC the line shown to the left of the shed actually descends at quite a steep gradient hence the attraction of photographing trains on the climb up into the station area.
     
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    One I visited in Christmas week, 2009. If travelling by rail, you need to get the bus from Annaberg-Buchholz but it is well worth the extra hassle. I found it easier to get off the bus at the middle station (Schmalzgrube) where the bus stop is right next to the station. Probably my favourite Saxon NG line (and I've been on nearly all of them) and one I am very keen to go back to (maybe I will be allowed when the kids are older). So good to see that they are still pushing on and making progress.

    Do you think they'll ever extend it the other way back towards Wolkenstein?
     

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