Main-Weser-Bahn - Frankfurt (M) - Gießen - Kassel
Author: Joachim Seyferth
Eisenbahn Journal Special Issue 2/2019
The 200 km long route Frankfurt (Main) -Gießen-Marburg- Kassel was put into operation in ten sections until May 1852. Continuous electrical operation has been possible since March 1967. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Main-Weser-Bahn had great importance for freight, as the north-south route over Bebra was fully utilized. South of Gießen also used the freight trains from the Ruhr area on the Ruhr-Sieg route to southern Germany, the Main-Weser-Bahn.
Although the trains had to head off in Kassel Hbf, long-distance trains with sounding names were once run across the Main-Weser-Bahn. Remember only the F-trains "Roland", "Senator" and "Komet" and the "Basel-Express". Own chapters deal with the railway depots at the many railway junctions between Frankfurt (Main) and Kassel, which were indispensable for steam locomotives, as well as the Hanau-Friedberg (Hesse) route, which is important for bypassing Frankfurt (Main).
As usual, this special edition of the Eisenbahn-Journal editorship contains numerous photos published for the first time, some of them large format, documenting the diverse and varied railway operations on the Main-Weser-Bahn from 1945 to the present day.
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