After the unpassable bit they have cut a
path through the jungle. Getting close to Lutum as I can here the trains
on the line Coesfeld - Münster squeezing their way through the bends.
Here we are
The rest of the line to Rheine (left) runs
parallel to the line to Münster (right) as quasi double track
Bahnhof Lutum. To my surprise trains still
halt here, there's even a ticket machine. The station building itself is
out of use.
One bicycle is the only evidence of anyone
actually taking the train here. Otherwise the station looks pretty deserted
on this Easter Monday. The Rheine - Coesfeld track (right) has been removed
Near km 64.5 the active track changes sides.
Now the (former) Coesfeld - Münster track lays abandoned
'Schrankenposten 35'. Distant past in the
Netherlands but still often found in Germany, a guardhouse along the railway
line to close the barriers at nearby road crossings. The guard didn't seem
very happy about me taking pictures by the way. Maybe I should've shaved.
A so-called 'lightrail-vehicle' passes every