This is not quite a typical Torfbahn - most of the locos I saw had cabs.
|Same two ballast cars in distance. Same ballast-like material scattered around a low spot in the track. The rear of my Fiat 850 Sport Coupé just barely peaks out from behind the bushes at right.|
The Torfwerk (peat works) at Bahnhof Hainschenwald, on the Bremerhaven to Bremervörde railway line. Two loaded peat cars can be seen in the yard.
Last time I checked, there were several Torfbahn and Feldbahn Museums in Germany. There were already some when I was taking these pictures. They generally celebrate the peaceful uses, and display equipment much like that shown here, perhaps some of the same equipment.
My first Torfbahn discoveries were happy accidents, later I had topographic maps of several peat areas and could set out with expectations based on thin lines or tick marks alongside a road.
|I have no recollection as to where this is, but I believe they were cutting not far away and loading into trucks here to haul to a distant Torfwerk.|
|An older peat cutting site. The equipment would move back and forth across the cutting area like a harvester, bring the Torf for loading into the Torfwagen.|
|An actively worked line passes an area of Heide (heath) that appears to be in original condition.|
|Another nice piece of working line and scenery|
|Nice pile of peat, sad locomotive.|
|A long and lonely (rail)road ...|
As previously mentioned, I will probably eventually return to this topic.
Comments welcome in English oder auf Deutsch.