Bahnbetriebswerk Hermeskeil

Bahnbetriebswerk Hermeskeil is a small, Prussian locomotive depot at Hermeskeil, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany that dates from 1888. Until 1903 it was called a Maschinenstation (engine station).

The locomotive depot is directly opposite the station building at Hermeskeil station and has a six-road roundhouse (originally two-road) and a 16m turntable (originally 13m). From 1956 the depot became an outstation of Simmern locomotive depot but this was closed on 1 April 1959. Today it is privately owned and is used as a steam locomotive museum.[1] Around 50 locomotives are stored here, the majority being large steam engines.

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  1. ^ Kursbuch der deutschen Museums-Eisenbahnen 2008 (Handbook of German Museum Railways), Verlag Uhle und Kleimann, ISBN 978-3-928959-50-6, serial , serial 171

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Coordinates: 49°39′26″N 6°55′53″E / 49.65715°N 06.93125°E / 49.65715; 06.93125