Enschede Noord -
Enschede Zuid -
Leeuwarden -
Hellendoorn -
Goor - Neede -
Zoutkamp -
Maastricht -
Winterswijk -
Winterswijk -
Bocholt - Borken
Quakenbrück -
BW Rheine
Rheine -
Burgsteinfurt -
Hochneukirch -
Jülich -
Franeker - Arum
Einde Dokkumer
BW Oebisfelde
Oebisfelde -
Salzwedel -
Badel -
Grootse Plannen

The river Inde can be safely crossed without a bridge. It has been diverted around the mine.
Within minutes a 4x4 of the mining company showed up, keeping an eye on me so I thought better of walking to the edge of the mine and went back to the railroad.

Here we are approaching Inden. Of this village only the old paperfactory still stands, the rest had to make way for the lignite mine.

View from the roof of the cardboard factory. The railway can be recognised as the line of trees running from the top-left horizon to middle of the righthand side of the picture.

A railway relic on the factory grounds; a small lokomotive shed. Most tracks on the grounds have been removed, but there are still a few meters sticking out of this shed.

This railroad bridge accross the Inde connected the factory with the railroad at Inden station

Here is a report on the cardboard factory

Near Lamersdorf the railroad has disappeared under the new Inden/Altdorf. Past a shopping street I can find remnants of the railroad again.

This pedestrian bridge across a small stream makes use of the bridgeheads of the railwaybridge, but this was hard to get into a photo.

A footpath runs parallel to the overgrown railroad

Frenz. From here the railroad is still in use for goodstransport to the power plant. From Weisweiler to Stolberg even passenger service has restarted.

View to the north

For me this was the end. I walked to Langerwehe and took the train to Trier from there.


Lots of information and history on this railway line can be found on Reinhard Gessen's website!

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