Even if Corona unceremoniously canceled our planned special trips in the Advent and pre-Christmas period, we will still close the year 2021 with many remarkable successes:
After fifteen years of manual operation, the turntable turned electrically again in a trial run. The last settings and fine adjustments are now on the work program.
The replacement of hundreds of ailing wooden sleepers around the turntable, including straightening and tamping the beam tracks, was completely completed.
The locomotive shed forecourt has been paved by KREBS & SUHR and the drainage of the rail-side locomotive shed roof has been completely renewed by THULLESEN.
Most of the coal rail track was renewed in-house and is now waiting for ballasting, tamping and welding.
The infrastructure connection contract with DB Netz for our southern connection, which was completed a year ago, is now available and has some significant advantages over previous contracts. The contract will start on January 1st, 2022.
In the old locomotive shed, the window frames were refurbished by the BÄRENSCHMIED and all the broken glass panes were replaced by GLASMÜLLENBACH.
The heating pipes of our two-axle steam locomotive O&K 7685 were delivered, cut to size by MaLoWa and placed in the pipe walls by KRS. Next, the pipes are rolled and flanged onto the pipe walls.
Three passenger coaches and one coach were brought through the main inspection and can now be used again for special trips.
Four more passenger coaches were acquired with a deadline of several years. They will complement the historical coaches currently under construction and can be used from the 2022 season.
… and in 2022 it will continue unchecked at full speed.