Mountain Biking Highlight
This connecting station has existed for almost 60 years. State-of-the-art communications technology was used in the Helbra switchboard interlocking in 1961. The connecting line was on
1.11.1961 put into operation with a track length of 3.2 km, the in-house ore and coke transport to the hut took place via conveyor systems. With the implementation of the "Helbra connecting line" project, the goal was achieved that the difficult, cost-intensive and labor-binding supply of the smelters and the Helbra power plant with Sangerhausen ore, coke and raw lignite could be stopped via the Eisleben connecting line. Mining and the smelter ceased production in 1990, the tracks of
The connecting railway was still used in 1990 to supply raw lignite for power plant 2: to this day, it has been preserved for the eventual supply of the Helbra industrial site (transport of gravel from slag). The connection line Helbra is owned by MaLoWa Bahnwerkstatt GmbH.
July 26, 2020
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