Zittau–Oybin/Jonsdorf railway

The Zittau–Oybin/Jonsdorf railway, or Zittau–Kurort Oybin/Kurort Jonsdorf narrow-gauge railway (German: Schmalspurbahn Zittau–Kurort Oybin/Kurort Jonsdorf), is a narrow-gauge railway system employing steam locomotives and serving the mountain health-spa resorts (German: Kurorte) of Oybin and Jonsdorf in the Zittau Mountains in southeast Saxony (Germany). The track gauge is 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in).

Zittau–Oybin/Jonsdorf railway
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Two trains depart Bertsdorf
Overview
Line number6960/6961
TerminiZittau
Oybin, Jonsdorf
Service
Typenarrow-gauge railway
Route number238
Operator(s)Zittau-Oybin-Jonsdorf Railway Company, Royal Saxon State Railways, Deutsche Reichsbahn, DR, DB, Saxon-Upper Lusatian Railway Company
Depot(s)Bertsdorf
History
OpenedNovember 25, 1889
Technical
Line length16.1 km (10.00 mi)
Track gauge750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in)
Minimum radius75 m (246.1 ft)
Operating speed25 km/h (16 mph)
Maximum incline33 or 3.3% or 1:30
Route map

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0.008 Zittau
1.159 Zittau stop
~1.6 Neißebrücke
1.647
Neißebrücke switch
1.92
to Dach- und Isolierstoffwerk, frm. Werner & Co.
Zittau south
(formerly Schützenhaus)
3.05
Mandau bridge(43 m)
~3.1 Zittau Casernenstraße
(until 1897)
4.368 Zittau Vorstadt
5.17
Niederviebig (10 m)
5.699 Olbersdorf Niederdorf
6.55
Olbersdorf bridge (124 m)
to mine Olbersdorf
7.310 Olbersdorf Oberdorf
(formerly Zeissigschenke)
7.90
to Imprägnierwerk (formerly Katz & Klumpp)
0,0
8.933
Bertsdorf
2,146 Kurort Jonsdorf stop
3,831 Kurort Jonsdorf
9.969 Kurort Oybin Niederdorf
10.997 Teufelsmühle
12.230 Kurort Oybin

See alsoEdit

LiteratureEdit

  • Gustav W. Ledig: Linie Zittau–Reichenau–Markersdorf in Die schmalspurigen Staatseisenbahnen im Königreiche Sachsen, S. 88 ff., Leipzig 1895. Reprint: Zentralantiquariat der DDR, Leipzig 1987, ISBN 3-7463-0070-3
  • Erich Preuß: Die Zittau–Oybin–Jonsdorfer Eisenbahn. transpress Verlag, Stuttgart 1999, ISBN 3-613-71107-9

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