'Kömpel' Halt is rather counted among the unfamiliar railway stations in the 'Upper Berg County (Oberberg)'. It is part of the branch line of the Wiehl valley railway that leads from Waldbröl-Hermesdorf to Morsbach through the pastoral Zielenbach valley and is also known as 'Wisser valley railway (Wissertalbahn)'. Currently only maintenance trains of the Wiehl valley railway run on this line.
Attentive hikers have brought the missing station nameboard to the attention of the 'Society For The Preservation Of The Wiehl Valley Railway'. Chairman Gerhard Mansel on that: "Of course we are very disappointed by this act. A member of our society had crafted this nameboard especially for 'Kömpel' halt. He had invested a fair amount of voluntary hours of labour in it."
Station Nameboard Of 'Kömpel' Halt
As far as replicable, the nameboard was stolen around end of May / early June 2020. The chairman calls on the perpetrator(s) to pass the nameboard back. For hints to the whereabouts of the nameboard the society put a bounty in the amount of € 50.