The station and Pionner Platz


Starting at the village of Apremont, located in the valley below and already equipped with a train station before the war, the German army constructed a new railway which passed through the two camps which together made up Borrieswalde Lager. This railway was also connected to a vast equipment storage depot (Pioner Platz) up on the plateau which overlooks these two natural amphitheatres, before heading off towards the front line, some five miles south. This sector was known as Bahnhof Mudrahöhe, named for the General Commander of this section of the Western Front early in the war. In light of the high number of supply convoys passing through this sector, an engine turning triangle and water tank were built for the use of the steam locomotives. A number of buildings, almost certainly used for storage purposes, were dotted along the tracks.

 

- Fonds documentaire P. Radière
- Fonds documentaire P. Radière