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Rail Marnelijn to Eastfront

The Groninger Locaalspoorweg Maatschappij operated a train connection between Winsum and Zoutkamp. The so-called Marnelijn transported people and goods from April 1, 1922 to January 1, 1940. The Dutch railways became owner on January 1, 1940 and let the trains run for a short period at the start of the Second World War. In October 1942, the Germans broke up the entire 18.4 km line and transported the rails to the Eastern Front.

The abutments of the former railway line are present before and after Eenrum.

Last passenger ride, see photo 4, taken in Eenrum by mr. Lute Willinge,
his wife in the foreground.

Standard type WZ is a station design that was used for the station buildings in 1922. The station buildings of Leens and Ulrum are still present.

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  • Text: Nico Nienhuis
  • Photos: Nico Nienhuis

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