DBK Historic Railway

The DBK Historic Railway is a preserved railway association in Crailsheim, Germany.

Founded as the "Kocher Valley Steam Railway" (Dampfbahn Kochertal) in 1985 at Sulzbach-Laufen, it moved gradually into the former steam engine locomotive depot (Bahnbetriebswerk or Bw) at Crailsheim. In May 2006, there were over 100 members. The museum has a large number of railway vehicles, some of which are operational, including steam locomotives and diesel locomotives as well as passenger coaches and goods wagons. These include a working DRG Class 64 tank engine, no. 64 419, a DRB Class 50 wartime tender locomotive (not operational), no. 50 3545, and a DB Class V 100 diesel, no. 212 084.

It also offers special trips in historic trains between Schorndorf and Rudersberg.

A major project, which has been undertaken with state aid, is the rebuilding of a turntable in the marshalling yard at Crailsheim.

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