Steam trains in late 2008
on saturday 18 October 2008 a steam train with class 52 2-10-0 engine will visit from Siegen via Cologne. On 6th of December 2008 class 41 41360 vill visit for the "Lucia"-Cristmas market. VEB owned 2-10-0 52 6106 will visit the same destination on 7th of December 2008.
Celebrating 150 years (Cologne -) Remagen - Koblenz on 31.05./01.06.08
Historic steam engines will provide several rides along the Rhine and Lahn
rivers on the weekend of 31 May and 1 June, celebrating 150 years of
03 class pacific 03 1010 leads three trains daily from Remagen to Nassau and back. Fares are only 10 Euro to Koblenz or 15 Euro to Bad Ems. Info
Railbus will visit the Ahrtalbahn
On sunday, September 30th '07, a historic railbus, class VT98, will vistit the Ahr valley. info
60ths style historic trains on the Ahrtalbahn
both weekends 15/16. and 22/23 October '06 class V100 diesel hauled trains
with 4y and 3y class coaches will run between Remagen and Kreuzberg. The
train leaves Remagen on 10:25, 14:25 and 18:25 to Kreuzberg. These trains
cost no upcharge.
Steamtrain visits the Ahrtalbahn
On 15th October a steam train from railway museum Bochum-Dahlhausen, with
ex-pruss. class P8 38 2267 assisted by diesel-loco class V100.2 212 007 visited
the Ahr valley
Steamtrains on 18. September 2005
timetable for the anniversary steam train, powered by pacific class 01 "01 118":
The steam train stops at the following stations: Remagen, Bad Bodendorf, Bad Neuenahr, Ahrweiler Markt, Dernau, Rech, Mayschoß, Altenahr, Kreuzberg
full timetable as PDF
In Bad Neuenahr station will be a railfest commemorating the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Ahrtalbahn Remagen - Ahrweiler. The following engines and waggons will be shown:
DB Museum: class E103 Co-Co electric loco, observation saloon
DB Regio: class 218 Bo-Bo Diesel engine, bilevel "Dosto" passenger car
VulcanEifelBahn: class V100 Bo-Bo Diesel engine, KPEV baggage-guard waggon
Transregio: RS-1 DMU
Track relaying from 2 July til 10 July 2005
Due to cobstructiin work between Dernau and Altenahr a special bus service will be run. INFO
125 Year Ahrtalbahn celebrations
On Sunday 18 September 2005 a railfest will be held in Bad Neuenahr station from 10:00 til 20:00 o'clock. The first steam train this day will depart Remagen au 10:25, possibly by a class 23 steam engine. In Bad Neuenahr will be a exhibition of engines and saloons, possibly: class E03, V100, V 218, RS1, Rheingold coach, historic post waggon.
Steam in October
On saturday 18th the Betzdorfer 1-5-0 class 52 will travel to Mayschoß and continue on to Kreuzberg for watering. A week later 1-4-1 T18 will steam a similar timetable.
Guided tour offered in english
On sunday 21. Sep 03 the society to preserve the train depot at Kreuzberg offeres a guided tour in english language. The tour will start at 10 o'clock at Kreuzberg station.
78 468 visits the Ahr again
In September and October 2003 the
EPEG will visit
the Ahrtalbahn several times. On the 28th ex-prussian T18 78 468 will visit
Dernau and on Oct 25th Mayschoß. The steam engine will then continue
to Kreuzberg for watering.
bus service due to rail replacement
from Aug 17 til 29th 2003 there will be a bus shuttle service between Ahrtweielr
and Ahrbrück, as the down-track will be replaced between Ahrweiler and
78 468 should have returned, V200.1 showed up
on 19. Oct. 02 ex-prussian T18 78 468 should have returned to the Ahrtalbahn
on a roundtrip from Cologne via Linz, Koblenz and Mayen, but due to a technical
failure was replaced by V200.1 221 135.
215 class helps on weekends
Class 215 diesel engines return each september and october weekend to help
with the "Weinfest" tourists.
Steam-powered dinner train
On Sep 17, 2-10-0 loco 52 8095 pulled a dinner-train consisting of 3 historical
Rheingold coaches to Bad Neuenahr.
European Heritage Day 2002
On Sepember 9, 2002, a "day of the opened monument" will be held in Germany. On this day listed monuments that are usually closed to the public are opened to be visited by the interested public.
The society to preserve the train depot at Kreuzberg offered a guided
tour in english language to visitors from the UK.
"Europe, a common heritage"
The aim of the European Heritage Days is "to bring European citizens closer, not only to their cultural heritage, but also to each other, in order to achieve a better and mutual understanding despite the diversity of cultures and languages".
Message from Maud de Boer Buquicchio, Council of Europe Deputy
Rheinland-Pfalz Plandampf 2002
The immense success of "Tempo, Takt und Dampf" has persuaded the authorities
to continue. Plandampf has been fixed in a contract beetween the government
of Rheinland-Pfalz and DB Regio. The next event is planned for fall 2002
in the "Westerwald" (beautiful and scenic hills in the northeast of
Railbus VT 628
Due to upgrading of the VT 6423 railcars a single VT 628 railcar is used
weekdays for the hourly Remagen-Dernau shuttle since June 17th.
Freight services returned
On Feb, 8th 2002 the private railroad RSE (Rhein-Sieg-Eisenbahn) re-continued
the freight distribution the Ahrtalbahn. DB Cargo discontinued it's services
last September as a result of the MORA C scheme.
In the upcoming days until end of November the Ahrtalbahn will see some work
done on the track during the night. Also the tunnels will be inspected by
special engine TIF 705 001:
215 class push-pull consists
Due to a shortage of "Talent" class 643 railcars the 215 class diesels returned
to service the Ahrtalbahn.
Steam on the Ahrtalbahn 2001
DB Museum steam returned to the Ahrtal in September and October. From Sep 9th until Oct. 8th "Mikado" 41 360 steamed every weekend from Düsseldorf to Kreuzberg. Between Remagen and Kreuzberg the regular fare applied, as the steam train run as "Plandampf" for DB Regio.
Track lifting started
On July 10th, track lifting started on Hönningen to free the trackbed
for a new bypass road.
215 returns to the Ahr
215 138 returned until end of June and made 3 runs to Ahrbrück from
monday to friday.
Due to the warmer weather the freight trains serving Apollinaris-Schweppes
in Bad Neuenahrt are much longer.
Historic depot returns from the dead
On Jan. 01, 2001 the preservation society "Museum-Bw Kreuzberg" took over
the 50.000 square meter area of the MPD.
The first aim was to clean the trackwork before springtime. On Mar. 17th the farthest bufferstop was visible the first time in more than a decade.
EMUs will serve the rhine valley
From June 10, 2001 EMUs of the class ET 425 will serve the Wuppertal - Koblenz
From 5th November on railcars of the "Talent" family took over passenger
services from the 215 class loco-hauled trains.
Steam on the Ahrtalbahn 2000
From September 16th until October 8th "Mikado" 41 360 steamed every weekend from Duesseldorf via Cologne and Bonn to Dernau in the Ahr valley.
|Düsseldorf Hbf||9.30 o'clock||
|Köln Hbf||10.15 o'clock||19.30 o'clock|
|Bonn Hbf||10.58 o'clock||18.24 o'clock|
|Remagen||11.30 o'clock||17.43 o'clock|
|Bad Neuenahr||11.46 o'clock||17.25 o'clock|
|Ahrweiler Markt||11.55 o'clock||17.13 o'clock|
|Walporzheim||12.11 o'clock||17.08 o'clock|
|Dernau||12.18 o'clock||17.04 o'clock|
24 009 in the Ahr valley
On September 23rd, 24 009 visited the Ahr.