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Deutsche Reichsbahn Dvd: Different Gauges in East Germany
This dvd captures the atmosphere of the D.D.R. during the Communist era with virtually empty streets save for Trabants and the occasional small lorry.
The Harz system is visited first with both passenger and freight workings.
The 2-10-2s feature, supported by 0-6-0T 99 6101 shunting passenger stock and freight at Wernigerode.
Up into the mist enshrouded mountains with activity at Drei Annen – Hohne, Tietenbachmuhle and Eisfelder Talmuhle.
Nordhausen depot and Wernigerode works are visited where Mallets undergo repair.
Roadside running sees a 2-10-2 leaving Nordhausen with the 16.07 departure.
Stiege is visited with the evening ‘peak’ seeing three trains in action including 2-6-2T 99 6001 leaving for Alexisbad.
The Selkatelbahn sees this locomotive again along with the deport yard at Alexisbad and a 2-10-2 departure for Harzgerode.
Roadside running near Magdesprung is followed by another Harzgerode departure behind 99 6001.
Evening steam drifts up through the valley with evening activity near Eisfelder Talmuhle.
The smoke polluted works complex at Kloster Mansfeld sees O & K 0-8-0T Number 9 performing its tasks.
Oschatz – Mugeln sees three Saxon State Railways 1VK Meyer 0-4-4-0Ts in action.
The Weisses Ross flat crossing in Dresden plays host to a steam hauled passenger train crossing the tram tracks followed by action between Dippoldiswalde and Kurort Kipsdorf.
Close up roadside running takes the route back to Dippoldiswalde.
The standard gauge is represented at the ‘150 Years of Long Distance Travel’ held in Reisa with a short section featuring differing classes of steam locomotives.
Approx. 50 minutes. (1989)
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Videolines.