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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Richard Self TT gauge

Grunöw was a halt on the Prenzlauer Kreisbahnen, a 84 kilometre long minor railway network in Brandenburg, approximately 100 kilometres north of Berlin. The line opened in 1902 operating as a private railway until 1943 when control passed to the Brandenburg state transport authority.

In 1946 the line was taken over by Deutsche Reichsbahn, (DDR, East Germany), they operated the network until the formation of Deutsche Bahn AG in 1994. Some sections were closed in the 1970's, however the route through Grunöw, from Prenzlau to Locknitz remained open until 1995. Services were cut back to Damme in 1991. This model represents the final couple of years of operation, with some liberties being taken until I can ascertain what freight traffic the route carried.

Trains are DCC controlled with automation by RocRail software. The hardware is a combination of MERG, Gilling Computer Associates and home brew devices. Movement of road vehicles is achieved with Magnorail.


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