In the woods above Stetternich the railroad bends away to the west. From
the road this is hardly visible but the cut in the ground is very clear
inside the wood.
Large heaps of gravel, and a warning gate
where a foot path once crossed the railroad. Both have been abandoned.
Heading west it crosses the road here near
another suspicious house
Crossties on the old railroad, which is
in use as a horseriding training track.
A bit further the line is in use as a small
footpath running to Jülich.
In Jülich a bicycle path runs parallel to the overgrown railway as
this bends to the south.
Do not be fooled as I was by the new strip
of tarmac, the embankment to the right is where the railroad ran. It was
dug away to build this road.
When it is almost parallel to the still
active railroad to Linnich it crosses this railroad bridge.
The overgrown bridge as seen from on top
The not so very impressive Jülich station
The Jülich station building is not
used for the railway anymore.
Passengers could once travel in 5 different
directions from this station and in a further 6th direction from a private
railwaystation a few 100 metres away. This called for a large station
building. It was build in 1952 after the former station was destroyed
in the war.