Bochum Dahlhausen Railway Museum

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191 Dr.-C.-Otto-Straße, Bochum, Germany

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A destination for rail buffs Aug 11, 2015
Bochum Dahlhausen Railway Museum owns an engine shed with a collection of historical railcars and engines. This engine shed was opened in 1916 and closed for commercial service in 1969, when coal transport declined. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Eisenbahngeschichte (German Society for Railway History), which operates three railway museums in Germany (Bochum, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Würzburg), has bought this building, using it as maintenance facility for heritage trains.

Bochum Dahlhausen Railway Museum is located at the southernmost edge of Bochum, roughly 1 kilometre away from Dahlhausen railway station. Entrance fee for adults is 7.50 EUR on regular days, but higher during action events, when heritage trains are running on the rails. For railfans, this fee is a donation to preserve historical engines, but others may doubt whether it is a bang for the buck, as Germany has a lot of other museums dedicated to transport (Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Nuremberg).

All facilities are rather basic, many ways have a gravel surface, and visitors need be aware of (slowly) moving engines. All decriptions are in German only. This museum is closed in winter.
Interesting review with a good selection of photos. Well done.
Posted on: Aug 23, 2015
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