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Forthcoming steam weekends:
10-11 October 2020 08-09 May 2021 03-04 July 2021 09-10 October 2021
Opening hours at other times:
from 09 May 2020 to 17 October 2020 every saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Further information is available here.
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Water tower

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In the upper half of the water tower seen in the picture there is a steel water tank with a capacity of some 250 m3 (over 56,000 gallons). As with the water plant, the water is used for supplying steam locomotives and is fed through underground pipes to a number of water cranes, including the one on the right of the picture. When required, the top arm of the crane is swivelled over the water tank of a steam loco and the stop valve is opened. The crane will deliver about 2.5 m3 (over 650 gallons) a minute to the water tank of a locomotive.

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Dampflokfreunde Salzwedel e.V. Am Bahnhof 6, 19322 Wittenberge

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