The "America Line Depot Monument", Bahnhof 29574 Ebstorf, Germany, is the greatest, last remaining historically listed depot at the America Line operated since 15.April 1873 in Germany. "America Line" is the official colloquial name of DB KBS (Deutsche Bahn Kurs-Buch-Strecke ) 116 Uelzen-Bremen and KBS 305 Stendal-Uelzen.
Col. Reb Custer took over the restoration and preservation of this most important part of European-American ancestor´s history establishing a museum for the America Line at the historic Ebstorf depot.
Almost all emigrants - more than 4 million by numbers - from Germany, Poland, Russia, the Baltic states, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria and a lot more countries had to ride the America Line from Berlin on this direct railway line to Bremen, Bremerhaven, Emden, Wilhelmshaven sea ports and connecting tracks to Hamburg Ballinstadt.
Documentation of history is displayed inside the Depot Monument at events and during opening hours for visitor groups on special request.
At the America Line Depot Monument pilgrims on the bypassing "Via Scandinavica Jakobsweg" and ADFC "Heathland"or "Emigrant´s way"travel bikers can get overnight stay at the museum, and American ancestors families, railfans, and friends of the museum can tour the America Line with Erixx RDC and guided Heathland Express trains again and are very welcome!
Ride the America Line ! Col. Reb Custer