permanent exhibition

Heavy duty vehicles

In order to attract companies without a railway connection to transport by rail, the “door-to-door” concept was developed before the Second World War, which enabled customers to receive or to deliver different sized containers or even different freight wagons on site. According to these requirements, J. Culemeyer developed a trailer for the transport of railway wagons. This road vehicle, the road roller, made it possible to transport goods wagons and heavy loads economically and easily by road. This meant that a goods wagon could be taken from a goods station to a company by road and a costly and time-consuming reloading of the goods was no longer necessary. A patent to this effect was granted in 1933 under the name “Travelling Railway Siding”.

The heavy goods group in our museum deals with the history of combined transport between road and rail. These include the Culemeyer and heavy-load road rollers, various tractor units, as well as a so-called “Schnabel wagon” and a low-loader wagon. Demonstrations of the Culemeyer road rollers take place at special events such as the Rail World Days.

Accessibility of the exhibition:

demonstrations (usually as part of events)

Picture gallery

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