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Vulkan Express

The 11-mile line between Brohl and Engeln first opened in 1901. Although it offered rail services from its opening year, the narrow-gauge railway always relied more heavily of freight traffic. It was when the freight services dwindled that the line was forced to close in 1961.

Shortly after the closure, a group of enthusiasts set about preserving the railway. It was at about this time that its appeal as a passenger railway was promoted, given that the route passes through volcanic rock formations and past fairytale castles.

After extensive work, particularly on the Tönissteiner Viaduct, the Vulkan Express re-opened to passengers in 1977, and has remained a tourist favourite ever since.

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“Arrived too late in Remagen (see comment below) also didn't need to leave as early as we did in the last day. Trip was too short. A 5th day is needed. Because of train times the 4 day trip is really only a 2 day trip. We understand some later departures are done to accommodate people coming from further afield. However on a shirt 4 day trip you need to leave as soon as possible. Also we have been on many of your company's trips and anyone we've met from further afield have always come down the day befire anyway. They don't want to dare risk train delays so prefer getting to London the day before.
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