Harz Narrow Gauge Railways

Harz Narrow Gauge Railways

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Harz Narrow Gauge Railways or HSB is a network of 1,000 mm gauge railways in the Harz mountains, in central Germany. It connects the principal cities of Wernigerode, Nordhausen and Quedlinburg and several smaller towns in the area with about 140 kilometers of track, much of which is steeply graded and picturesque. The most popular destination on the network is the Brocken, an old Soviet listening post on top of the tallest peak in the Harz mountains, accessed by a spiral railway line, the Brocken Railway. The railway is notable for running a significant number of its trains with steam haulage, mostly employing 1950's vintage 2-10-2 tank locomotives, hauling traditional open-platform bogie carriages. The network is currently operated by Harzer Schmalspurbahnen GmbH company, whose members are chiefly the various local authorities whose territories it serves.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135788051
  • 9786135788051