Metal Sculptures at former train station Alfter-Witterschlick - NRW / Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
N 50° 41.373 E 007° 01.559
32U E 360566 N 5617161
Quick Description: Two nice metal guys at a former train station.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 4/1/2016 6:15:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMQVKT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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DE:
Der Bahnhof Alfter-Witterschlick ist ein Bahnhof der Voreifelbahn in dem Ortsteil Witterschlick der Gemeinde Alfter im nordrhein-westfälischen Rhein-Sieg-Kreis. Bis zum 13. Dezember 2014 hieß er Witterschlick.

Im Bahnhofsbereich besteht eine Längsneigung von ca. 12 Promille der Gleise. Daher war zunächst ein Halt an dieser Stelle nicht vorgesehen, da die Dampfzüge bei dieser Steigung nur schwer wieder anfahren konnten.

Die Anlage mit zwei Bahnsteigen wurde auf Grund des persönlichen Einsatzes des Witterschlicker Schuldirektors Esser erbaut. Heute ist der Bahnhof im Besitz eines Privateigentümers, der ihn wie ein Denkmal pflegt.

EN: (by GOOGLE Translator)
The station Alfter-Witterschlick is a station of the Voreifelbahn in the district in the municipality Alfter Witterschlick in North Rhine-Westphalia Rhein-Sieg-Kreis. Until December 13, 2014 he was Witterschlick.

The station area is a pitch of about 12 parts per thousand of the tracks. Therefore, first a stop at this point was not provided because the steam trains could start up again only with difficulty at this slope.

The system with two platforms was built due to the personal commitment of Witterschlicker schoolmaster Esser. Today the station is owned by a private owner who is assisting them as a monument.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Johannes & Robert

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Erich Beck

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1998

Materials used: metal

Location: Former train station

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