Wismut Werkbahn

The Wismut Werkbahn is an industrial line that used to serve the uranium mines around Ronneburg, near Gera in the former East Germany. Its main function now is transporting materials for use in the environmental restoration of the former mining sites. The line is over 20km long and takes sand from a loading point at Kayna, north of Ronneburg, to the old mining sites south of the town. Motive power is provided by a fleet of V300 diesels, ex-DB class 232s rebuilt with Caterpillar engines and painted green.

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