BAOR - British Army of the Rhine BAOR DEPOT INFORMATION FILE © Martyn Witt 2004 Return to Introduction  Click to return to the Introduction
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Serial: KOL 13
Unit served: RAF Brüggen, including 431 Maintenance Unit RAF
Serving railway: DB
Tariff Station: Wegberg
Original occupant: Built for HM Forces (Occupation costs)
Date of British occupation: 1954
Main user: Army
Co-user: RAF
Operating Manager: Officer Commanding 79 Railway Squadron
Operating Agent to Handover Point: DB
Operating Agent from Handover Point: Army
Usual Locomotive: Two Type 'C' locomotives, stabled at locomotive shed in RAF Brüggen.
Ruling Gradient: 1:240
Length of track: 4,269m, including approach from depot gate to turnout 1L (1624m).  The distance from the depot rail gate to Kol2 Arsbeck rail gate was a further 5,611m
Turnouts: 10
Map sheet: 4702/4902 1:50,000
Operating staff: Two locally-employed civilian drivers and one shunter employed as crew, based at RAF Brüggen.
Notes: 431 MU separately gated and from 1980 was rarely used, being blocked off by defensive barbed wire after turnout 8R.  Passing loop between turnouts 1L and 2L, to improve track capacity to Klinkum. 
Depot Diagram date: 1964

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