26-03-05: Part 4 of my hiking
holiday from Quakenbrück to Coesfeld
Directly behind BW
Rheine a double track bends away to the west. The rails have disappeared,
probably at the the same time the rails in the shuntingyard (Rbh Rheine)
Firstly the stream Frischebach is crossed
by a culvert. There is quite a difference in hight between the track and
the stream. Next a former connecting track between the BW and the active
track is crossed. To the left the farmer has plowed away all evidence of
this track but to the right it is still clearly visible.
After crossing the main road to Hauenhorst
by a bridge. Fortunately the track is still here.
Another connecting track came from Rbh Rheine,
it is now a bicycle path.
The place both lines came together was secured
by this signal box. It is now a private home. Remnants of the level crossing
barriers (D: Schranken) can still be seen.
Raffeisen still has a loading track at their
disposal, but it hasn't been used in a long while.
Station Hauenhorst, now someones home. The
platform can still be recognised (not in picture). The rails crossing the
road K66 directy past the station have been removed, there's even a ditch
dug across it.