Baumgartner station

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Baumgartner station
Puchberg - cog railway, Baumgartner stop (1) .JPG
Operating point type Through station
Platform tracks 2
opening 1897
City / municipality Puchberg am Schneeberg
state Lower Austria
Country Austria
Coordinates 47 ° 45 '12 "  N , 15 ° 51' 3"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 45 '12 "  N , 15 ° 51' 3"  E
Height ( SO ) 1396  m above sea level A.
Railway lines
List of train stations in Austria

The original Baumgartner station in the early days of the railway

The Baumgartner station is an intermediate station of the Schneebergbahn on the Schneeberg in the state of Lower Austria . During the operating times of the Schneebergbahn, the station is also open as an inn, there is no overnight accommodation. The station is located at an altitude of 1,396 meters and 7.3 kilometers from the valley station of the cog railway line of the Schneebergbahn , Puchberg am Schneeberg . The station takes its name from the former Baumgartnerhaus . The Elisabethkirchlein , the Berghaus Hochschneeberg and the 1888 meter high wax bar in the Schneeberg massif can already be seen clearly from here.

There is a passing point for the trains next to the hut.


Steam train catching water (1998)

Baumgartner station is and has always been an important station on the cog railway. The old six steam locomotives from the time the railway was opened (1897) had to refuel here that had been specially brought up from the valley. Since there are no springs on the Schneeberg, the storage container had to be filled from rail tankers. A locomotive needs around four to five cubic meters of water and half a ton of coal to travel up and down the mountain. However, since a newly constructed water pipe has been available on the Schneeberg since 2006, it is no longer necessary to fill the water tank with the train.

The traditionally somewhat longer stay at the Baumgartner station was retained with the introduction of the diesel multiple units and is intended for stopping at the inn and shopping and eating the well-known " Schneebergbuchteln " which made the station popular.

The hut has been run by Schneebergbahn GmbH since 2010.

Transition to other huts

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