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Torfwerk Weener
Esterwegen
Germany
 
Gauge : 600mm 
Status : Ceased (in approx 2009)
 
 

 
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Werk Esterwegen is situated alongside the road next to the Kusten Kanal in the north west of Germany. An elderly Diema (No.1782) is used for the line work here.  
On the 4th june 2003, the Diema was photographed bringing in the last train of the day.  
The loading area was only about 0.75km from the works. A second Diema was at the back of the train and appeared to be used for transport for the excavator operator.  
The other loco here was a 1958 Schöma number 2097. This seemed to be relegated to shunting in the yard.  
There were traces of earlier tracks embedded in concrete in the yard, here partly covered by peat. The current tracks entered the shed for tipping to the right just off the picture.
Wagons tended to be emptied when lorries came in to be loaded, and so peat was not being stockpiled.  
 
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