The Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen is a railway museum founded by the German DGEG (German society of railway history) in 1977. It is located in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen in the south of the city of Bochum in a locomotive shed that was built in the years 1916 to 1918 and ceased operation in 1969. Then DGEG took over the whole area of 46,000 square meters and built up the biggest railway museum in Germany. In the middle of the museum, there is an engine shed with fourteen tracks. A preserved turntable, coaling, watering, and sanding facilities are still in operation. This museum is integrated into the Route der Industriekultur a route of monuments from the history of the industry.
By kjfitz @ 2007-06-10 21:39:04