Hamm (Westfalen) Station

Hamm (Westfalen) Station

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hamm is a railway station situated in the city of Hamm in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is notable for its station building inspired by art deco and Gr nderzeit building styles. The station is one of the important InterCityExpress rail hubs in the eastern Ruhr area and is among the high-profile buildings of Hamm. Until the decline of rail freight after the Second World War, it featured one of Europe's largest marshalling yards. The station at Hamm was opened on May 2, 1847, when the first train of the K ln-Mindener Eisenbahn reached the city. It had been planned from the very beginning to make Hamm a railway hub, therefore the line to M nster and the line to Paderborn via Soest were opened soon thereafter. Both lines were built and operated by the K niglich-Westf lische Eisenbahn. Finally, in 1866, the Bergisch-M rkische Eisenbahn connected their line to Hagen via Unna to the growing station. Due to the explosive increase in traffic at the height of the industrial age, the station was soon unable to cope with the growing demand.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135921592
  • 9786135921595