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Tramcar ‘Gothawagen’ T57 in Naumburg (Saale)

Tramcar 'Gothawagen' T57 in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The German name ‘Gothawagen’ refers to the Gothaer Waggonfabrik in Gotha, where the first tramcar of this class was built in 1957 (T57). The depicted tramcar was built in 1960 and is still operating for the Naumburg Tramway.

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Tramcar Class 70/1 (1973) in Naumburg (Saale)

Tramcar Class 70/1 dating back to 1973 in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This tramcar still operated by the Naumburg Tramway was built in 1973. Even though this tramcar numbered N° 51 is of the same class as tramcar N° 50 it looks more lively. Fascinating how much difference some red paint can make.

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Tramcar Class 70/1 (1971) in Naumburg (Saale)

Tramcar Class 70/1 in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This tram car of the class 70/1 was built in 1971 and is still used by the Naumburg Tramway (Naumburger Straßenbahn) in Naumburg (Saale). The Naumburg Tramway is considered as one of the smallest tramways in Europe and the smallest urban tramway in Germany.

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RhB ABe 8/12 ‘Allegra’ in Chur

RhB ABe 8/12 ‘Allegra’ in Chur, Switzerland

At Chur railway station I came across this ‘Allegra’ which was ready to climb up the steep railroad to Arosa. Have you ever tried this railway which starts as a tramway in Chur and turns into a mountain railway later?

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Three trams in a tram-train in Vienna

Three trams in a traim-train in Vienna, Austria

Next to the Museum of Technology in Vienna, I come across this tram-train of three tram cars. A rare pic in the Vienna of today.

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Yellow Ring Tram of Vienna

Yellow ring tramway in Vienna, Austria

The first district of Vienna is surrounded by a circle street called ‘The Ring’. Taking the yellow ‘Ring Tram’ is like taking a guided tour. The installed audio system explains in eight languages the buildings along the Ring, e.g. the parliament building, the Vienna State Opera and the Hofburg. More…

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Tramcar GM 100 in Gmunden

Tramcar GM 100 in Gmunden, Austria

During my stay in Gmunden I had the chance to ride with a tramcar built in 1898. It linked the railway station of Gmunden with the Traun Lake (Traunsee). More…

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Interurban to Trenčianske Teplice

Interurban from Trenčianska Teplá to Trenčianske Teplice

On a sunny spring day I made a trip with this interurban from Trenčianska Teplá to the Slovakian spa Trenčianske Teplice. By the way I was pretty surprised to hear that the announcements on the train loudspeaker were not only made in Slovakian but also in English and even in German. More…

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Dual-gauge railway in Karlsruhe

Dual-gauge railway in Karlsruhe, Germany

Interesting detail in the streets of Karlsruhe: The remains of a former dual-gauge railway which used three rails. More…

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OEG Saloon car in Mannheim

OEG Saloon car in Mannheim, Germany

During a walk through Mannheim I came across this very special tramcar. It was a saloon car (‘Salonwagen’) of the former OEG built in 1928. Today one can charter this train equipped with furniture made of mahogany and teak for group tours. More…

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Ebbelwei Express in Frankfurt am Main

Ebbelwei Express in Frankfurt am Main

During my walk through Frankfurt am Main I came across a special tramway which was used for sightseeing tours. Besides info about the city one also get a glass of apple wine (‘Ebbelwei’) inside. More…

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Chiemsee Railway in Prien

Chiemsee Railway in Prien, Germany

In the year 1887 the Chiemsee Railway (Chiemseebahn) was opened. Though this railway doesn’t exactly meet the definition of a tramway it is considered as the oldest still in use steam tramway in the world. More…