Schönefeld: Berlin Schönefeld Airport

Zentralflughafen Berlin-Schönefeld, SXF

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KoordinatenN522241 E0133111 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 154 ft
Former East GermanyDistrict of Potsdam
Federal stateBrandenburg
Location indicatorEDXS (196x), ETBS (197x-199x), EDDB (199x-)
The history of the Cold War airfields: Schönefeld
by Bert Kondruss
Contents
Page 1: Schönefeld Airport
Page 2: Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
Page 3: The Henschelbahn railway Berlin Grünau - Bohnsdorf - Diepensee
Page 4: The "Kerosene Railway" Berlin-Grünau - Diepensee, Links ← you are here

The "Kerosene railway" Berlin-Grünau - Diepensee

General

The "kerosene railway" was built to supply the airport with aviation fuel. It branched off from the Görlitzer Bahn railway south of the Berlin-Grünau train station, ran along the southern city boundary of Berlin and ended in Diepensee at the southern part of the Schönefeld airport.
As part of the construction of the new Berlin Brandenburg BER Airport, a new connection to the Görlitz Railway was built about 200 m to the south. After its commissioning, the "Kerosene railway" was shut down and dismantled.

Images

Pictures from 2010

Railway crossing Waltersdorfer Straße
Railway crossing Waltersdorfer Straße
Kerosinbahn Autobahnbrücke Berlin Bohnsdorf
Route east of the autobahn bridge. See picture below.
Flughafenbahn Autobahnbrücke Berlin Bohnsdorf
Autobahn bridge Bohnsdorf. See picture below.
Route to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport
Route west of the autobahn bridge. See picture below.
Track in the forest
Track in the forest
Railway line to Schoenefeld airfield
Railway line
Tracks near Hubertus
Tracks near Hubertus

After dismantling (2015)

After the opening of the new railway connection to the airport, the old supply railway from Grünau station to Diepensee ("Kerosinbahn") was taken out of service and dismantled. The pictures show the former route near the autobahn bridge at Waldstrasse in Berlin-Bohnsdorf in 2015.
Former route of Henschelbahn east of the autobahn bridge Berlin Bohnsdorf
Former route east of the autobahn bridge. Compare picture above
Autobahn bridge Berlin-Bohnsdorf
Autobahn bridge. Compare picture above
Former route of Kerosinbahn Schoenefeld
Former route west of the autobahn bridge. Compare picture above

Links

Sources

  • https://lib.byu.edu/collections/ - BYU Library
  • https://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/ - Digital Archive @ McMaster University Library
  • https://www.cia.gov/ - CIA
  • http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm (offline): USMLM Unit History 1976 - Observation of a soviet VIP Il-62 at Schoenefeld at the 08 july 1976.
  • http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm (offline): USMLM Unit History 1979 - Aerial picture of a Il-18 in Aeroflot colours.at Schoenefeld at the 04 may 1979.
  • http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm (offline): USMLM Unit History 1984 - 13 january 1984: observation of a newly installed PAR RP-4G.
  • http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/geoinformati... - Geoportal Berlin

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map
  • : "Berliner Verkehrsblätter 8/90" - Report about old tram 147 to Schoenefeld.
  • Kuhlmann, Bernd: "Ein Amt, ein Flughafen und elf Bahnhöfe" Gesellschaft für Verkehrspolitik und Eisenbahnwesen e.V. (GVE), Berlin, 1996 - Detailed description, pictures and maps
  • Grenzdörfer, Joachim; Seifert, Karl-Dieter: "Geschichte der ostdeutschen Verkehrsflughäfen" Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn, 1997 - Description, maps, pictures
  • Michels, Jürgen; Werner, Jochen: "Luftfahrt Ost 1945-1990" Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn, 1994 - Description, maps
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 3" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999 - Description, aerial picture from 1953
  • Billig, Detlef; Meyer, Manfred: "Flugzeuge der DDR, I. Band bis 1962" TOM Modellbau, Friedland, 2002 - Many pictures from Schönefeld
  • Billig, Detlef; Meyer, Manfred: "Flugzeuge der DDR, II. Band bis 1972" TOM Modellbau, Friedland, 2002 - Many pictures from Schönefeld
  • Billig, Detlef; Meyer, Manfred: "Flugzeuge der DDR, III. Band bis 1990" TOM Modellbau, Friedland, 2003 - Pictures from Schönefeld
  • Billig, Detlef; Meyer, Manfred: "Flugzeuge der DDR, IV. Band" TOM Modellbau, Friedland, 2004 - Many pictures from Schönefeld
Contents
Page 1: Schönefeld Airport
Page 2: Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
Page 3: The Henschelbahn railway Berlin Grünau - Bohnsdorf - Diepensee
Page 4: The "Kerosene Railway" Berlin-Grünau - Diepensee, Links ← you are here
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