Lahn Valley Railway

Lahn Valley Railway

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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 Lahn Valley Railway is a railway line between Niederlahnstein in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate to Wetzlar in Hesse. Its western terminus was originally in Oberlahnstein. Trains now mostly operate between Koblenz and Gie en. The line was opened by the Nassau Rhine and Lahn Railway Company and the Nassau State Railway between 1858 and 1863 and is one of the oldest railways in Germany. The line is listed by Deutsche Bahn as timetable route number 625 and track route number 3710. The route is mostly not electrified, the exception is the short Eschhofen-Limburg an der Lahn section, which is part of the electrified Frankfurt Hbf-Limburg line, and the section between Wetzlar and Giessen, which is now part of the Dill Railway. The railway follows the largely winding course of the Lahn valley. It is only a few metres above the river's surface and is characterised by numerous bridges and tunnels. It is therefore extremely scenic. As the line has never been fundamentally modernised, its numerous engineering structures, semaphore signals and accompanying telegraph lines have been preserved. The Hessian section of the line is a listed monument under the Hessian Heritage Act.
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135919083
  • 9786135919080