in 1855 the newly formed Werra Railway Company (Werra-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft) received a concession to build and operate the line and on 1 November 1858 the Werra Railway was opened.
This also covered the construction of a line from Coburg to Sonneberg, connecting Sonneberg with the city of Meiningen and south to Bavaria.Two pairs of freight trains each day had been approved by the occupying powers for the transport of coke from Neustadt to Sonneberg, but traffic was small and irregular.On 30 September 1951 the last run took place, which was followed by the dismantling of the tracks in the spring of 1952.The Coburg–Neustadt section was electrified in 1975 with a financial subsidy from the State of Bavaria.This allowed the avoiding of a locomotive change to a class 86 steam locomotive or a class 280 diesel locomotive in Coburg.
Throughout the year Grosch features various weekly specials.Each of these specials is accompanied by a delicious, premium quality beer directly from our brewery.Some of the land had to be bought back as only a few years earlier part of the line had been sold to the Bavarian forest service. On 28 September 1991 the 3.5 km long, former cross-border section from Neustadt to Sonneberg was returned to service, it was electrified from the first day.On week days, twenty pairs of services operate between AM and 22 PM, usually requiring 22 minutes for the route, stopping at all stations.
The Regional-Express and Regionalbahn services together provide services at approximately hourly intervals.The regional express trains consist of double-deck carriages hauled by class 111 and 146 locomotives.The Regionalbahn services running during the week are hauled by class 143 locomotives; on weekends they are operated by class 642 (Siemens Desiro) diesel multiple units. When required, Int Egro Verkehr Gmb H operates container trains from Monday to Fridays from Hof to Sonneberg Ost and return.The menu entices with its diverse Franconian specialties.Along with fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes, we also serve homemade dumplings and typical Franconian roasts everyday.