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Deutsches Technikmuseum - Museum Train

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Museum Rail Service between the Deutsches Technikmuseum  and the Transport Depot

Photo: The museum train climbed by three train drivers of the GMTB support association at the platform in the museum park.

The museum train during summer operation © SDTB / Photo: S. Tannenberg

"Please Climb Aboard and Close the Doors!"

The train conductor whistles and lifts the signalling disc, the locomotive gives the signal, and guards secure the level crossings behind the museum’s open-air area and in the nearby Gleisdreieck park.

This is what it looks and sounds like when the museum rail workers invite you on a nostalgia trip.

A special treat on the September Sundays

As a special treat for the entire family, the museum train travels with a historic semi-fast coach ("Eilzugwagen") from the 1930s, between the Deutsches Technikmuseum on Trebbiner Straße and the Transport Depot (Monumentenhalle) on the september sundays.

The shuttle operates from 11.10 am to 5.30 pm between the rail platform at the main building, and the platform at the Depot just two kilometres away. The ride and Depot tour are free for museum visitors.

The Museum Train

The Eilzugwagen 518029-43684-8 was commissioned in 1934 as a type C4i-34a with the coach number 73 366. It was manufactured by the firm Vereinigte Westdeutsche Waggonfabriken in Cologne as a 3rd Class coach and was rebuilt in the early 1950s by the German Federal Railway into a C4ywe 34a/50 with upholstered seats. In 1966, the type was changed to Bye 052.
The further story of the coach until its withdrawal is unknown. In 2004, it came on loan from the Nuremberg Transport Museum to the area of the former Anhalter goods station in Berlin. Here, it was initially used as a location for commercial events. Since 2011, the Eilzugwagen is in the custody of the Deutsches Technikmuseum. It underwent an overhaul to operational condition in Delitzsch railway workshop and since then has been used here on the museum’s own rail siding. The coach is equipped with Görlitz III design bogies. Its riveted coach body makes it still about 2 tons heavier compared to the successor models with mainly melted bodies from the late 1930s.

The locomotive was built in 1967 by the firm Orenstein & Koppel and the Lübecker Maschinenbau AG. It is a two-axle, type MB 10 N locomotive, which reaches a maximum speed of 30 km/h with a weight of 36 tons. The tank capacity is 800 litres.
The 250 horsepower performance, generated by the Deutz V 12 Motor F 12 L 714, is brought onto the rails by two transformer fluid transmissions, the gearbox, the drive shafts, and the two axles. The locomotive was used by the German Federal Post in the package rail station at Gleisdreieck before it came to the museum.

Prices

The trip on the museum train is free. For a visit to the museum, the usual admission prices apply:
Adults: 8,00 EUR / 4,00 EUR
Groups (of 10 or more): 5,00 EUR / 2,00 EUR
Mini-Family Ticket (1 Adult + 2 children under the age of 14): 9,00 EUR
Maxi-Family Ticket (2 Adults + 3 children under the age of 14): 17,00 EUR

Tickets are valid on the same day for the Technology Museum, the Ladestraße with the exhibitions "Man on the Move", "The Network" and the Science Center Spectrum.

Thanks!

The operation of the museum train and the opening of the Depot was made possible by the Friends of the Deutsches Technikmuseum ("Freunde und Förderer des Deutschen Technikmuseums Berlin e.V.", page in German).

Please note: All train services may be subject to change at short notice!

Date Time Occasion
Sun., 3 September 2017 10.30 am to 5.30 pm 23rd Open Days in the Transport Depot
Sun., 10 September 2017 10.30 am to 5.30 pm 23rd Open Days in the Transport Depot
Sun., 17 September 2017 10.30 am to 5.30 pm 23rd Open Days in the Transport Depot
Sun., 24 September 2017 10.30 am to 5.30 pm 23rd Open Days in the Transport Depot