Bahnfreunde RHEIN-NECKAR-PFALZ e.V.

About us: Our Club

The "Bahnfreunde Rhein-Neckar-Pfalz e.V" club exists since January 1983. The name means: "friends of the rail in the rhine-neckar-palatinate area". The region we mean is indicated in the map as the yellow triangle around the cities of Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen, where the river neckar runs into the river rhine.

It was founded by a group of tramway enthusiasts, who gathered together at the formerly museum for narrow gauge railway vehicles in Viernheim (Hessen), a little town in southwest germany.

Until 1990, we were part of this museum with a collection of tramcars and several other vehicles. But then, the museum closed and we were forced to give up this collection. Of course, we tried to give away our "treasures" in good hands - most of them came to clubs of similar interest or to different transport authorities (list of our former vehicles).

Although the objects of our club have changed through the years, our main object still is to create interest and understanding for the history of rail traffic, especially the regional traffic. (See our statutes for details).
Here's where we are
At the moment, our greatest challenge is the reconstruction of our historical tram No 1122.

We and have been recognized by german law as an organization of public utility. The fee for a one year membership is at EURO 35.00, reduced fee for scholars and students is at EURO 25..


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last updated on 12/22/2007