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28.09.2016: New publication

Enlarged edition with many new photos

Just in time for the 170th anniversary of the former Wittenberge depot, the second, supplemented and exnlarged edition of the museum guide "Historischer Lokschuppen Wittenberge" is available. The depot at Wittenberge used to be one of the largest on the Deutsche Reichsbahn. In 1846, the Berlin-Hamburg Railway (BHE) put the first locomotive shed, today known as Schuppen III, into operation in the town on the Elbe. In 1872 a roundhouse with a turntable in the middle (later Schuppen I) followed. Then in 1889, between these two engine sheds a semi-circular shed was built, today's "Historic Engine Shed".

In the 1960s, Wittenberge developed into a major railway depot with around 1,000 railway workers and up to 150 locomotives. It was not until spring 1987 that the last class 50.35 steam locomotives were withdrawn from service here. With the collapse of rail traffic on the DR, Wittenberge depot quickly lost its importance. In 1997 the shed doors closed and nature started reclaiming the area but after 15 years of slumber, a miracle happened - steam locomotives moved back into the roundhouse, which opened its doors to visitors in October 2012 as a railway museum. The brochure, illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, describes the development and the buildings of the Wittenberge Railway Station as well as the vehicles of the Railway Museum. The brochure is available in the "Historisches Lokschuppen". It can also be obtained from bookstores or the publishing house Dirk Endisch.

Further information:
Dirk Endisch, Dennis Kathke
Historischer Lokschuppen Wittenberge (in German)
The Wittenberge Railway Museum and its vehicles
2nd edition, revised and enlarged
128 pages with 31 tables, 12 drawings and 100 illustrations; 170 x 240 mm;
Saddle-stitched brochure;: 15.00 euros
ISBN 978-3-936893-89-6
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