Saxon Semmering Railway
Both the Windbergbahn and the Sebnitztalbahn in Saxony are popularly known as the Saxon Semmering Railway because of their incline , narrow radii , tunnels , bridges and viaducts . The origin of the synonym lies in the Semmering Railway in Austria , which is now classified as a World Heritage Site , and was the world's first mountain railway .
The name of the Saxon Semmering Railway for the Windbergbahn goes back to the Saxon King Johann . On April 15, 1857, he completed an inspection trip on the Hänichen coal branch line . Following the trip, he uttered the following sentence in his speech to the shareholders of Albertsbahn AG :
“Well, gentlemen, now we are in no way inferior to the Austrians. We now also have a Semmering Railway, a Saxon Semmering Railway. "
The name Saxon Semmering Railway for the Sebnitztalbahn found its way into the vernacular due to the tunnel-rich route and was also used after 1990 for the marketing of the route by Deutsche Bahn AG and the Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe .
In 2006 the Windbergbahn e. V. have the name of Saxon Semmering Railway protected as a word mark with the German Patent and Trademark Office . The commercial use of the name is now only permitted for the Windbergbahn. The Sebnitztalbahn was then advertised with the newly invented name of the Saxon-Bohemian Semmering Railway , today it is marketed as a national park railway.
In addition to the two Saxon routes, other connections in Central Europe have been given the nickname Semmering Railway :
- Most – Moldava railway line (Teplice Semmering Railway)
- Railway line Karlovy Vary – Johanngeorgenstadt (Erzgebirge Semmering)
- Railway line Praha-Smíchov – Hostivice (Prague Semmering)
- Silesian Semmering
- Railway line Kreuztal – Erndtebrück (Siegerland Semmering)
- Railways in Saxon Switzerland
- famous Saxon-Bohemian Semmering Railway is threatened with closure - this will cut off the town of Kohlmühle from local public transport! ( Memento of the original from September 6, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- "Controversy over the name Sächsische Semmeringbahn", Sächsische Zeitung of November 10, 2006