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Alsace and the railways, from the South to the North
The french Railway Museum, now called the city of the rail. Something very disturbing: no railway vehicle of historical interest and alsatian production is shown there because of their germanic/prussion nature...
A wonderfull collection of small steam locomotives in different scales in Obermodern-Zutzendorf (North of Elsass). The region there is just beautiful and after this attraction, one can only recommend to visit it, it's a must!
The following site shows the map of touristic and heritage railway in the north-east of France.
The german heritage railways near to us
There are quite a lot of initiatives on the german side, only few kilometers of our association. If you plan to come to Alsace, think about them: there are absolutely not far from us!
The Sauschwänzlebahn (pig-tailed train) is situated in the East of Volgelsheim but on the East side of the Black Forest. The railway station where to board is in Blumberg, not far from the border to Switzerland.
The UEF (Friend of Railway from Ulm) runs train on the Albtalbahn between Bad Herrenalb and Ettlingen, a suburb in the South of Karlsruhe and on the Murgtalbahn, between Karlsruhe, Rastatt and Baiersbronn, not far from Freudenstadt, a very well-known city in the Black Forest.
The Achertäler Eisenbahnverein was a heritage railway running touristic trains between Ottenhöfen (50km in the east of Strasbourg) and Achern (25km from Strasbourg) in the valley of the Acher. In 2014, the association had to stop her activities because it didn't own its depot and workshop. The operation will perhaps restart in the valley of Harmersbach with the support of the cities of Biberach, Nordrach, Zell and Oberharmersbach.
The heritage railway of the 3 lakes ("3Seen Bahn im Hochschwarzwald") that's to say the lake of Titisee, Windgfällweiher andt Schluchsee operates on a line which is really romantic. Its operates Kriegslok from the series 86 and 52. A wonderful and impressive spectacle!
A little bit more in the south the visitor can find the first railway station which has been converted in an hotel, at a distance of 10km from the "Bodensee". An interesting alternative for the whole familiy to a classical hotel!
The american railroad
Pictures and landscapes
The Illinois Railway Museum is the biggest museum in the USA. The collection of locomotive is just amazing! Another website shows pictures of it.
Networks and companies
Only two are left:
EMD (Electro-Motive-Division), a part of General Motors which has been sold to an investor.
Portal site, bookstores
A lot of useful infos on the site
of the fallen flags (dwindled
Other interesting links
And who is reproducing the railway station of Volgelsheim in HO? The well known company Faller which has still its manufacturing base in the Black Forst, only 70km from our depot! The world is very small...
The website of the entrepreneurs of Alsace and Baden.
The Restaurant "La Boîte à Sel", 11 rue du Rhin - 68600 Volgelsheim - 00 33 3 89 72 56 30
The cooperative of the Winemakers of Eguisheim Wolfberger Eguisheim.