|...When I was 11 years old (1967) my parents took
me for an excursion to the castle "Olbrueck"*. For
was a little tipcart. I rode a few times on it`s short
...In 1991 I needed some timber for our house in Remagen-Unkelbach. At Meckenheim (Rhineland) there was a sawmill that still used tipcarts. They only sold me the timber but not any railway-supplies. But fortunately next door there was a brick-factory they just closed. There I could buy enough material for a little railway arround the house.
As a beginner I did`nt know how to bend rails. After very many trials I did it with an 8-ton car-jack successfully.
The ground arround our house is very small, so I put the tracks mostly into the ways .
So the UNKELBACHER TAL BAHN helps us to transport coal and timber, not to forget heavy shoppings and luggage. We also take rides "just for fun".
In Internet Thomas W. H. Koppermann from Hamburg made a first presentation in 1999 on his "Feldbahn-Fan.de"*
And that`s my neighbours`comment: " Sometimes it sounds as an earthquake, sometimes you can feel the vibrations." A lady aked for the railway`s mine-entrance.
I hope you enjoy the pages of the
UNKELBACHER TAL BAHN.
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