Early on Monday morning, April 26th, 2021, around 06:00 a.m., the loading of freight wagons with Oberberg 'beetle wood' began in Engelskirchen-Osberghausen.

At Osberghausen, track construction works for the renovation of the station track installations have now begun. By this, the 'society for the preservation of the Wiehl valley railway' wants to allow for the removal of the so called 'pine beetle wood' from the upper Berg county.

 Our renewed attempt to reactivate the Wiehl Valley Railway (Wiehltalbahn) for regular local rail transport, which we started with our anniversary event in October 2019, significantly picked up pace in 2020.

A work plan - agreed by the town of Waldbröl and the preservation society - is the foundation for near- and middle-term improvement measures for the railway station area. Active members of the preservation society have worked out this plan in an multistage procedure.

 In 2020, for the first time since the 'Society For The Preservation Of The Wiehl Valley Railway' resumed traffic on the Wiehl valley railway in 1999, no train ran on the line! Essentially this is due to the impact of the Corona pandemic.