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Early Modern History
Wildeshausen Geest
27243 - Harpstedt
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+49 4244 2380
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52.910888, 8.600062
»Delmenhorst-Harpstedt Railway Enthusiasts e.V.«
In 1976 this club was founded to run museum trains on the existing line of the Delmenhorst-Harpstedter Eisenbahn (DHE). Old engines and coaches should be restored and preserved to revive a tradition from the 1930s when the line had been very much alive with lots of tourists travelling for Sunday excursions to enjoy the lovely scenery alongside the track.
In 1979 the passenger service started with the DHE owned T 121 railcar from 1940. Since then about 30 coaches and vans could be acquired together with an industrial steam engine (1990).
Now there is our second steam engine in operation (built 1955) and - since 2013 - a unique postal service: You can post your mail into the mailbag of the postal van and it will receive a special stamp before being delivered to the Deutsche Post. Postcards and stamps are available from the buffet car.
The line is operational on several Sundays between May and September (see timetable). In December there are special Santa rides in cooperation with local newspapers.
Of course steamtrain or railcar tours can be booked for private excursions for companies, schools etc. as well.

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Am Bahnhof 3
27243 Harpstedt

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