After a break enforced by the corona pandemic, members of the society resumed the restoration works on the societie's own SKL in May 2020. In doing so, the team obtained help by two new co-workers that are no members of the society yet. This certainly will help the restoration to pick up speed.

After an enforced break due to the coronavirus, a second catalogue of suggestions for the reactivation of German railway lines was published by the 'Society Of German Transportation Companies (VDV)'. In this catalogue, the Wiehl valley railway is ranked among the top 3 of all examined lines.

'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.

Due to the current corona virus situation and furthermore the order of the town of Gummersbach, the "Bergischer Löwe" will not run in the foreseeable future.

We are very sad having to postpone the start of our season. 
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On the occasion of this year's annual general meeting of the 'Society For The Preservation Of The Wiehl Valley Railway', which traditionally took place just before Christmas at the 'Workers' Welfare Association (AWO)' in Waldbröl, chairman Gerhard Mansel could look back onto a favourable anniversary year of the friendly society.