World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Müglitz Valley Railway

Article Id: WHEBN0022647951
Reproduction Date:

Title: Müglitz Valley Railway  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Siemens Desiro, Narrow gauge railways in Saxony, List of scheduled railway routes in Germany, Dresden–Děčín railway
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Müglitz Valley Railway

Müglitz Valley Railway
Dohna station around 1900
Overview
Type narrow gauge rail way
Termini Heidenau
Altenberg
Line number 6605
Operation
Opening November 17, 1890
Operator(s) Royal Saxon State Railways, Deutsche Reichsbahn, DR, Deutsche Bahn, Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe
Technical
Line length 38.00 km (23.61 mi)
Track gauge
Minimum radius 139 m (456.0 ft)
Operating speed 70 km/h (43 mph)
Maximum incline 36
Route number 246, 246.1
Route map

The Müglitz Valley Railway (Müglitztalbahn) is a German railway in Saxony. Branching off the Elbe Valley Railway, it connects the town of Heidenau near Dresden with the towns of Glashütte and Altenberg in Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), where it terminates. The total length is 38 km, with a total incline of 634 meters.[1] The scenic track follows primarily the Müglitz river river, passing the towns of Dohna, Glashütte and Geising.

The railway was initially a narrow gauge railway, which was opened on November 17, 1890. Between 1935 and 1938, the tracks were graded and converted to standard gauge.[1]

Passenger transport services are operated on behalf of Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe by Städtebahn Sachsen since December 12, 2010 following a retendering of the transport services. The rail infrastructure is operated by DB Netz, the stations are run by DB Station&Service.

References

External links

  • official web site (in German)
  • http://www.saxon-steam.com/rail_clubs_museums/14/Mueglitz_Valley_Museum_Railroad.html
  • http://www.sachsenschiene.de/str/pag_str131.htm
  • http://www.sachsenschiene.de/str/pag_str33.htm
  • http://www.heimatverein-cunnersdorf.de/chronik/hochwasser2002/glashuette/1927_hochwasser_glashuette.html (image of the flooding 1927 in Glashütte station)

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.