A set of small bridges crossing a stream
south of Jülich station. The one we want is hidden by trees. The rusty
rails seen in the picture go to Kirchberg
This gravel road follows the railroad, but
if it's directly on or next to where the railway was I cannot say.
The road B56, on the lefthand embankment,
was build after the railroad was closed. The bump is were the B56 was build
over the railroad.
A wide grass-covered dam runs towards the
In the nature reserve along the riverbank
the bridge heads and a pylon can still be found. Making photos is a bit
Getting to the other side results in either wet
feet or a big detour over Kirchberg. I chose the last option, after a nights
sleep. The detour over Kirchberg had the advantage of doing some other interesting
On the south side of the Rur, looking towards
Jülich. Here the railroad crossed this local road.
The railroad is not so totally overgrown
Tracks of apassing excavator have unearth
a bit of the gravel.
We are obviously moving into lignite mining territory again. Pumps, to
lower the watertable, are everywhere together with gravel roads for maintenance
crews to use. Even the edge of the open-cast mine can be seen by the masts
put up alongside it.
The railroad is always recognisable and is sometimes used as field road.
I decided for a small detour to Altdorf
which would have been on the other side of this roadbridge. The last remnants
of the bridge seem also to be the last remnants of Altdorf.