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The point at station Carolasee

Technical data about the railway:

Track length: 5.6 kilometres (3.5 miles)
Track gauge: 381 millimetres (15 inches)
Stations: 5
Switches: 20
Signals: 22 main signals; 5 shunting signals


2 steam engines
2 battery-electric locomotives
31 open passenger cars
4 closed passenger cars
4 goods wagons
1 snow plough
1 rail moped

Full steam through the park
Two trains at zoo station

The Locomotives:

The steam locomotives, called "Moritz" and "Lisa", which both date from 1925, continue to do good and reliable service, especially at weekends and on public holidays. There are also two battery-electric locomotives built in 1962 and 1982. The maximum speed is nominally 30 km/h (19 mph), but never more than 20 km/h (12 mph) in actual operation.

Parkolino, the mascot of the Railway

The Dresden Park Railway was able to welcome its new mascot on 12th July 1998: A squirrel with a blue railwayman´s cap, conductors´s sash, signalling disc and a whistle. The children of local kindergartens and schools had sent in thier suggestions for the name.

Parkolino, the  squirrel-mascot of the Railway
The volunteers of the railway visit the saurierpark with the sponsors association.

The sponsors´association
"Dresdner Parkeisenbahn e.V.":

The association supports the children and young people who work as volunteers on the Park Railway. It organises leisure activities such as excursions, walks and sports competitions. The association realises advertising measures to promote the Dresden Park Railway and to attract new young volunteers.


Text: Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen gGmbH, S. Muehle, E. Ulbricht

Pictures: collection Muehle