Greußen-Ebeleben-Keulaer Railway

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Route of the Greußen-Ebeleben-Keulaer Railway
Route number (DB) : 6719
Route length: 37.1 km
Gauge : 1435 mm ( standard gauge )
from Greußen Reichsbahn
0.0 Greuss West 163.58 m
1.4 West Greussia
6.2 Rohnstedt 268.33 m
L 1041
8.7 Great, really
11.5 Großenehrich West (until 1952 Wenigenehrich)
14.1 Abtsbessingen - Bellstedt
16.5 Rockstedt
from Hohenebra
17.9 Ebeleben (old train station) 237 m
B 249
18.8 Ebeleben Stadt (until 1929)
to Mühlhausen
from Ebeleben (new train station)
Bridge over watercourse (medium)
Railroad Crossing
L 1032
21.1 Holzsußra
25.0 Petty brokers
27.7 Urbach (Thür)
from Schacht Volkenroda
30.6 Menteroda
31.9 Holzthaleben 426 m
L 2096
37.1 Keula

The Greußen-Ebeleben-Keulaer Eisenbahn (CPKE) was a railway unit in the Thuringian principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen .


Ebeleben received to build the Hohenebra-Ebelebener Railway rail connection. From June 1, 1897, the Ebeleben – Mühlhausen railway , which belonged to the Lenz Group , connected the Prussian city of Mühlhausen / Thuringia to Ebeleben from the west . A small railway junction was soon created here when, on October 1, 1901, another railway line was opened on behalf of the Principality and operated from the start by the Central Management for Secondary Railways H. Bachstein GmbH. It led from Greußen station , which - like Hohenebra - is on the Nordhausen-Erfurt railway , in a north-westerly direction via Ebeleben to Keula on the edge of the Dün . It was almost 38 km long. In the times of crisis after the First World War, it became part of the Thuringian Railway Company created by Bachstein in 1924 . In addition to the transport of agricultural products, the connection of potash pits near Menteroda was of great importance for the railway.

The railway was combined with the Hohenebra-Ebelebener railway by the Bachstein company in a joint operation with the railway administration in Ebeleben. This existed until 1946, when the state of Thuringia expropriated these private railways and later made them subordinate to the Deutsche Reichsbahn. Passenger traffic was stopped on June 25, 1968 between Greußen and Ebeleben, and also from here to Keula on November 30, 1969. The Greußen – Ebeleben line was dismantled, the other lines are currently no longer used. The line between Menteroda and Keula was dismantled several years ago. The remaining Menteroda – Ebeleben – Hohenebra line has been closed since March 31, 2005, according to the Federal Railway Authority , but continues to be operated as a private siding. It has been owned by the Kyffhäuserkreis since 2005 and is managed by the RbT Regiobahn Thuringia - now also owned by the same.


Ebeleben station is served twice a week by DB Cargo. In addition, block trains from various railway companies run several times a week as required.

The route between Holzsußra and Menteroda is closed to traffic and is not operational. Freight wagons are parked between Holzsußra and Ebeleben. In summer 2009 and autumn 2017, some parked freight wagons started moving during a storm and derailed at the level crossing near Wiedermuth.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Regiobahn Thüringen GmbH: Train path fee list ( memo from September 17, 2008 in the Internet Archive ), 2007
  2. Holzsußra: Derailed wagons recovered. MDR, October 30, 2017, archived from the original on October 30, 2017 ; accessed on November 10, 2017 .