Donnersberg Railway

The Donnersberg Railway (German: Donnersbergbahn) is a branch line from Alzey to Kirchheimbolanden, which originally ran as far as Marnheim. Although it was once part of the main line from Kaiserslautern to Mainz, the Pfrimm Viaduct was blown up in 1945 during the Second World War between Kirchheimbolanden and Marnheim, disrupting the route. Plans to reinstate the main line with a new route came to nothing. Passenger services ceased on the remaining section of line in 1951, but were reactivated in 1999.

Alzey–Marnheim
Karte Donnersbergbahn.png
Overview
Line number3322 (Marnheim state border)
3523 (state border–Alzey)
Service
Route number661 (2017)
Technical
Line length20.5 km
(Line class: C4 [1])
Track gauge1,435 mm
Minimum radius300 m
Operating speed100 km/h max.
Maximum incline13.5 ‰  %
Route map
8.974 Alzey
7.902
EIU DB/RPE boundary DB/RPE
7.8 Alzey West
4.115 Wahlheim (Alzey)
2.8 Freimersheim
0.000
25.729
old state border
24.4 Morschheim
(old Pbf)
20.9 Awanst Basalt AG
20.3 Kirchheimbolanden
19,548 Kirchheimbolanden
(old Bf)
15.862
Zeller Valley Railway from Monsheim
14.136 Marnheim
The old trains, Selztaler
… and Elwetritsche in Alzey station (2009)

LiteratureEdit

  • Holzborn, Klaus D. (1993), Eisenbahn-Reviere Pfalz (in German), Berlin: transpress, ISBN 3-344-70790-6

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