A work concept - agreed by the town of Waldbröl and the preservation society - is the foundation for near- and middle-term makeover measures on the railway station grounds. Active members of the preservation society have worked out this concept in an multistage procedure.
The handrail at the at the station's terminal ramp - decayed by weather and vandalism - was restored as a first measure. Close attention was paid to a restoration in accordance with conservation guidelines. On the one hand, this was made possible by a contribution by the town of Waldbröl from the recources of the District Savings Bank, on the other hand mid-sized businesses of the region - Metal Construction Schöpe, Steel Trader Will and the Freudenberg Galvanising Works - laid the decisive base for the realisation by their special favour.
New handrail at the at the station's terminal ramp
Furthermore, the disposal of old sleepers and excavated material (stored on the station's forefield) was taken up. For this, the builder's yard of the town of Waldbröl provided an excavator for the containerisation of the sleepers. Many thanks for this to the staff of the builder's yard! These activities will also be continued in 2021. Of course it would be fine to get it all done in one go. But this would exceed our finacial resources. So it is a good thing that the town will continue to support us.
Old sleepers by the ton...
...and excavated material in tons have to be disposed.
Perspectively, also the wagons covered with graffiti shall be removed, the small concrete boxes for electrical equipment shall be moved to the materials store and much more shall be changed. Like the town of Waldbröl engaged in an activity to rearrange the Station Street (Bahnhofstraße) we will do our bit to upgrade the location "Waldbröl Stn.".
Also the wagons covered with graffiti shall be removed...