Abreschviller Forest Railway
the Abreschviller Forest Railway is a scenic narrow gauge railway line which passes through the Donon Massif in the Vosges Mountains. Small museum trains (historic steam and diesel locomotives) operate on a 6,1 km long stretch of railway tracks which meander through the Valley of the Red Saar. The trains depart from the former sawmill of the ironworks which used to belong to the French National Forests Office (O.N.F.). The Abreschviller Forest Railway Association rented the majority of the old buildings (such as, e.g., the locomotive depot, the maintenance shop, and various sheds) which are communal property. The departure area has been remodelled, shunting tracks were laid, a ticket booth was built, and restrooms were installed in a wing of the former maintenance shop. A journey with the museum train takes 1 hour ½ : 30 minutes from Abreschviller to Grand-Soldat, 30 minutes in Grand-Soldat to visit a hydraulic sawmill and watch a short film about the history of the Forest Railway, and 30 minutes back again to Abreschviller. (www.train-abreschviller.fr).