23.05.2020: Latest News
After the station building in Wittenberge was acquired by the Städtische Wohnungsgesellschaft some time ago and the rooms are now to be renovated and put to a different use, the question arose as to the whereabouts of the furnishings of the former Intershop sales outlet, which may still be known to one or two travelers. Since it is a railway relic of local significance, we are pleased to be able After the station building in Wittenberge was acquired by the Städtische Wohnungsgesellschaft some time ago and the rooms are now to be renovated and put to a different use, the question arose as to where to locate the fittings of the former Intershop sales outlet, which may still be familiar to one or two travellers. Since it is a railway relic of local significance, we are pleased to be able to rebuild it in our locomotive shed. Through the personal commitment of one of our members, the typical wall covering and someof the furniture will be installed in the passageway from our entrance hall to the engine shed. Last Saturday you could already see the future picture taking shape. A middle cabinet, a lot of furniture polish and decorative items are still missing.
Our steam locomotive EMMA has now taken on a little colour, and - as we reported - is delighted with her new coal box. This has now been painted with its final colour and all it needs now is a little patina.
An arrival on the back of an old-timer Magirus-Deutz lorry was a diesel loco hydro-dynamic transmission by the manufacturer MaK. On one side it is driven by the diesel engine of the locomotive and on the other side it transmits power to the driving wheels by frictional connection via different gears enclosed in an oil-bath. It is therefore similar in principle to the automatic transmission of a car, only much larger.
To ensure that the transmission is safe in its intended location in the workshop, wooden sleepers were prepared as a base. Here, the colleagues are struggling to unscrew the metal rail brackets.
The tender currently parked at the back of the engine shed and which has been decorated with graffiti belongs to our steam locomotive 50 3700 and has not made a very good impression so far. Since it probably didn't look good to people passing by train, we sanded off the graffiti, primed the water tank on the side of the vehicle and painted it black. But that’s not all: To protect the substance of the vehicle, it will be completely repainted over the summer.