Reconstruction of locomotive shed: Demolition of the partition wall between track 8/9 (March 2021 to June 2021)

As already reported in October 2020, the existing partition wall between tracks 8 and 9 needs to be renewed. It had been erected in 1970 after the demolition of the old part of the locomotive shed and formed the temporary outer wall of the locomotive shed to the east. First, material stored on the inside of the wall was moved so that sufficient safe working space was now available inside and outside. Then a protective net was installed to protect the vehicles parked in the locomotive shed from falling construction debris.

The first step towards the actual demolition of the partition wall was the controlled chiseling free of the right- and left-sided connection of the wall with the roof posts of the locomotive shed. The connection of the wall to the roof was also separated. The wall, which was free-standing on all sides, could then be rapidly demolished in three sections with the help of heavy equipment, whereby the construction debris was placed on the prepared area outside the locomotive shed.

The now missing wall provides new and at the same time unusual insights into the locomotive shed … but there is a considerable draught! All those involved in the project are therefore endeavouring to rebuild the partition wall as quickly as possible. Temporarily, construction fences have been installed as burglary protection.

In the coming weeks, the rubble had to be removed.

In the axis of the new partition wall to be erected, the remains of the foundation of the old wall were demolished until a load-bearing and level substructure for a new foundation was produced.

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