Thursday, April 16, 2009

Reminders of the great days of railroading (4) ..... servicing the worlds fastest remaining steam locomotive

In an old railroad shed in Nossen, Germany, some intrepid volunteers keep the world's fastest serviceable steam engine in running order
The original version of this engine covered the 176 km distance from Berlin Ahb to Dresden Hbf non-stop in 101 min. The activities of a certain A. Hitler caused this service to stop after only a couple of years.Today, the fastest train will take you from Berlin to Dresden in more than 2 hours. They are still busy rebuilding a line being damaged more than 60 years ago and never completely rebuilt
The soot, oil and dirt of the shed gives a good impression under which conditions men had to work in these times

No comments: