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The small rail network was created primarily to improve the infrastructure in rural areas. Tighter curves and the elimination of rail barriers were able to reduce construction costs. Material savings were also possible thanks to the track width of 750 millimeters. Passenger and especially freight traffic quickly brought an economic upswing for the regions, for example the construction of the motorway bridge in the 1930s could progress faster. A locomotive of the DR class 99.73-76 ran with 600 HP on the Wilsdruffer route network.

Today we are walking the old lines. The topography of the site was ingeniously exploited by the engineers, so you can easily cycle from place to place on the track bed.

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