1 The centre of Göhren is somewhat higher than the beachfront and station. This short funicular type of operation can make the climb easy, not that I saw it used when I was in the town.
2 Göhren station from the road down from the town centre.
3 The beach at Göhren and the Rügen coastline with white cliffs in the distance.
4 Much to my surprise I found 0-8-0WT 52Mh being prepped for service at Göhren.
5 52Mh and historic train at Göhren.
6 Waiting time at Göhren, 52Mh was at the head of the 08:49 to Binz.
7 52Mh is in an approximation of original condition. However, the air pump is a more recent addition.
8 The well tank of 52Mh.
9 The sun is not in a great place for photography first thing at Göhren but some nice results can be had.
10 52Mh’s front end.
11 52Mh was built for the Rügensche Kleinbahn during 1914 in Stettin which was then in eastern Germany but is now western Poland and named Szczecin. Such have been the shifting borders in Europe.
12 Inside the historic train passengers are presented with coaches in superb condition.
13 Not any dirt to be seen anywhere!
14 Philippshagen station, the first out of Göhren, is the only station on the line in need of care and attention.
15 The first train from Göhren crosses the first train from Putbus at Sellin Ost. Unexpectedly the 08:08 from Putbus was doubleheaded by the line’s other 0-8-0WT 99 4633 and 2-10-2t 99 1784.
16 Binz LB, once Binz Ost, station.
17 Back at Sellin and 99 1784 is in charge of the 09:53 from Göhren to Lauterbach Mole.
18 As on other narrow gauge lines open coaches are used in the summer. This is the view between Sellin West and Garftitz with 99 1784 in charge at the front.
19 At Binz the 09:53 from Göhren crossed the 10:08 from Putbus which also contained an open coach. This one is fitted with a bar!
20 This view more or less sums up the superb Rügensche BäderBahn. 99 1784 leads the Lauterbach Mole bound train through the open countryside beyond Serams.
21 Lauterbach harbour.
22 Looking east towards the Baltic Sea (Ostsee in Germany) at Lauterbach Mole.
23 99 1784 at Lauterbach Mole ready to be dragged back to Putbus on the dual gauge line.
24 251 901 leads the 11:22 Lauterbach Mole to Putbus service towards its destination.
25 Back at Putbus, 251 901 stands with the 11:29 arrival. On the left is a works train headed by 204 010. Both the steam line and the branch service from Lauterbach to Bergen are operated by the same organisation, the Presnitztalbahn. They also operate freight services in this part of Germany.
26 204 010 and its works train at Putbus.
27 At Putbus there was the remains of a narrow gauge museum. The locos have gone but other vehicles remain.
28 Home depot is Putbus.
29 A couple of the historic 4 wheel vehicles on display at Putbus.
30 Towards the back of the sidings are a few vehicles in need of attention.
31 No doubt there is a story to how a Polish vehicle built after WWII ended up at Putbus.
32 The Rügensche Kleinbahn used to be more extensive than it is now. Putbus was at the base of the Y shaped system in the south of Rügen island. There was a physically separated system in the north of the island. The line from Altefähr to Putbus closed in September 1967. Just north of Putbus station it crossed the Lauterbach Mole to Bergen auf Rügen line on this viaduct.
33 Looking towards Garz and Altefähr.
34 Looking down on the standard gauge line from the former narrow gauge viaduct in the direction of Bergen.
35 Looking towards Putbus. The line headed off down the embankment marked by the line of trees.
36 Railcar 650 032 approaches Putbus with the 11:40 from Bergen to Lauterbach.
37 99 1784 has run to the shed for servicing before resuming service.
38 99 1784 approaches its train at Putbus. It was to form the 12:08 departure.
39 Seat with a view.
40 Lamp, bell and chimney.
41 Balcony with a view somewhere near Serams.
42 Former DB train end markers.
43 Sellin Ost and 52Mh is at the head of the 12:49 from Göhren to Binz.
44 52Mh runs round at Binz. The blue funnel on the running board is to allow the well tank to be filled from a standard water column.
45 Binz with two VIIks crossing, 99 1781 is on the 14:08 from Putbus whilst 99 1784 is at the head of the 13:53 from Göhren.
46 This time at Sellin 99 4633 is in charge of the Binz shuttle service giving 52Mh a break. This is the 14:49 from Göhren.
47 99 1781’s cylinder, with works plate, and motion.
48 99 1781 takes water at Göhren as the train crew take a break.
49 99 1781 through the coaches at Göhren.
50 99 4633 from the balcony at Sellin Ost.
51 Uncoupling 99 4633 at Göhren.
52 The two 0-8-0WTs still on Rügen at Göhren.
53 99 4633 runs round as 52Mh waits to take its place at the rear of the train.
54 52Mh in evening sun light at Göhren.
55 99 4633 takes water at Göhren.
56 99 4633 demonstrates the method used to fill the well tank.
57 52Mh coupled to the rear of the train to Binz which, unusually, ran top and tailed.