Augustusburg Cable Railway
The Augustusburg Cable Railway (German: Drahtseilbahn Augustusburg) is a funicular railway in Saxony, Germany. It connects the station of Erdmannsdorf-Augustusburg, in the village of Erdmannsdorf and on the Annaberg-Buchholz–Flöha railway, with the town of Augustusburg on the hill above.
The need for a line to connect Augustusburg with its railway station was identified in the 19th century, with the growth of local tourism, but negotiation for granting a franchise took some years. The franchise was finally granted in 1910, and the line was opened in 1911. The line has been overhauled and restored several times, including 1971-73, 1996 and 2005-2006. New cars were provided in 1996. The stations have been kept in their historical condition, and are on the list of national monuments.
- Length: 1,239 metres (4,065 ft)
- Height: 168 metres (551 ft)
- Maximum Steepness: 20%
- Cars: 2
- Capacity: 77 passengers per car
- Configuration: Single track with passing loop
- Maximum speed: 3 metres per second (9.8 ft/s)
- Track gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in)
- Journey time: 8 minutes
- Traction: Electricity
- The Augustusberg cable-railway at www.drahtseilbahn-augustusburg.de. Accessed on 24 Jul 2011
- "The Augustusburg cable-railway of today". Drahtseilbahn Augustusburg. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 71. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
- "The Augustusburg cable-railway of yesteryear". Drahtseilbahn Augustusburg. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- "Die Drahtseilbahn Erdmannsdorf-Augustusburg". Funiculars.net. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- Media related to Drahtseilbahn Erdmannsdorf–Augustusburg at Wikimedia Commons
- Drahtseilbahn Augustusburg web site (in English)