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Müglitz Valley Railway

Müglitz Valley Railway
Dohna station around 1900
Type narrow gauge rail way
Termini Heidenau
Line number 6605
Opening November 17, 1890
Operator(s) Royal Saxon State Railways, Deutsche Reichsbahn, DR, Deutsche Bahn, Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe
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.


External links

  • official web site (in German)
  • (image of the flooding 1927 in Glashütte station)

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