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Opening hours at other times: from 30 March 2024 to 26 October 2024 every saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
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06-07 July 2024: Sommerdampf

Water tower


In the upper half of the water tower seen in the picture there is a steel water tank with a capacity of some 250 m3 (over 56,000 gallons). As with the water plant, the water is used for supplying steam locomotives and is fed through underground pipes to a number of water cranes, including the one on the right of the picture. When required, the top arm of the crane is swivelled over the water tank of a steam loco and the stop valve is opened. The crane will deliver about 2.5 m3 (over 650 gallons) a minute to the water tank of a locomotive.

zur Übersicht

Dampflokfreunde Salzwedel e.V. Am Bahnhof 6, 19322 Wittenberge