On October 10th, 2019, it was 25 years to the day that committed citizens from the 'Upper Berg County (Oberberg)' gathered and founded the 'Society For The Preservation Of The Wiehl Valley Railway (Förderkreis zur Rettung der Wiehltalbahn)' as a charitable society.

 So called 'utility vehicles (German: SKL)' are absolutely essential for maintenance works on railway lines. Such a 'working tool' - basically a sort of lorry on rails with load bed and working crane, has been in the Wiehl Valley Railway's employ for the recent 20 years for works on the heritage-protected Wiehl Valley Railway line.

On March 18th, 2019, a filming crew stopped off at Wiehl-Bielstein to film a scene for a new cinema film. On the site of the 'Zunft Kölsch' brewery for Open Air events a small 'wagon fort' had formed, consisting of lorries, containers, buses and motorcars. The parking lot at the Schlandernser road was blocked for the most part. Reason for this was the shooting for a new cinema film. On this day, the shots were mainly made on and arpound the track of the Wiehl valley railway line.

On December 14th, 2018, the 'Oberbergische Volkszeitung (OVZ)' published a progress report by Jens Höhner in the matter of the 'factory hall Jäger' entitled Guard rails keep trains on track (PDF - Sorry, German only!).

Special ride by the DB Regio apprentices


On December 8th, 2018, the apprentices of

DB Regio conducted a non-public

special ride for disabled persons on the

Wiehl valley railway line as part of a project.