Hinterweidenthal Ort

A DB Class 628 DMU leaving Hinterweidenthal Ort station, en route from Bundenthal-Rumbach, the terminus of the Wieslauterbahn, to Landau. After clearing the level crossing, the line curves east and climbs to join the main east-west line from Zweibrucken to Landau. As late as 1993, Deutsche Bahn had plans to abandon a section of this route, between Pirmasens (the next major town west of Hinterweidenthal) and Annweiler (about half way between Hinterweidenthal and Landau). Fortunately these plans were not implemented and instead services have been re-instated on the Wieslauterbahn. [With thanks to Bill Jamieson for loco information.]

Location: Hinterweidenthal Ort

Company: K├Âniglich Bayerischen Staats-Eisenbahnen

Photographer: Norman Glen

Make contact: Norman Glen

Date: 22/06/2014

Image number: 60350