As I had to make a detour anyway to cross the river Rur, I more or less
followed the 'double' railroad from Jülich to Kirchberg. One railroad,
already removed, was the DB railroad Aachen Nord - Hoengen - Jülich,
finished in 1882 by the Aachener Industriebahn Actiengesellschaft. The
other is the Jülicher Kreisbahn, a local railroad ending in Puffendorf
where goods and passengers could be exchanged with the narrow-gauge railroad
The former stationbuilding of the Jülicher
Kreisbahn, Jülich-Nord .
Jülich-Nord, with in the distance a
small locomotive shed.
Left over rails from Jülich Nord towards
And this is the DB track from Jülich
station to Kirchberg
In Kirchberg goodswagons were exchanged between the Deutche Bahn and the
Jülicher Kreisbahn. When the DB tracks were removed a connection was
made between the DB tracks to Jülich station and the Jülicher
Kreisbahn so the Kreisbahn would not become an island-railroad with no connections
with the rest of the railroad network.
Approaching the Kreisbahn bridge crossing
The Kreisbahn bridge and the DB-bridge,
which has been transformed into a bicycle bridge after the rails were removed.
Kirchberg. A weighing bridge hidden in the
"Fährbootwagen verwendbar für
den Guterverkehr zwichen dem Festland und Großbritanien" (Ferrycar)
Seems the museum railroad
Dampfbahn Rur-Wurm-Inde eV left some of there cars behind when they
were forced to move from Jülich Nord