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Deutsche Bundesbahn

German Federal Railway

In September of 1993, I was chosen to participate in an Officer Exchange Program sponsored by the US Department of Defense and the German military. In June that year, I had hosted a high-ranking German Weather Officer; in the fall he became my host as I spent nearly three weeks in Germany. Knowing of my interest in trains, he arranged for most our travels to various German military bases to be via railroad. Here are some of the pictures I took.

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Here DB #120-112-8 is pulling out of the Bonn station.

13 Sep 1993

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#110-490-0 and 110-438-9 at the Bonn station. The hotel where we stayed a couple of nights was only a short walk from the station.

13 Sep 1993

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#110-438-9 departs the Bonn station.

13 Sep 1993

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#110-262-3 approaching the Bonn station.

13 Sep 1993

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Lots of streetcar activity. I liked the colorful advertising on this one in Bonn

13 Sep 1993

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The railroad activity was non-stop, with one train after another. Here #110-301-9 pauses at the Bonn platform.

13 Sep 1993

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A interesting little crane and flat car.

Bonn

13 Sep 1993

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#323-271-4, a small shunter (switcher) was coupled to that little crane.

Bonn

13 Sep 1993

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Yet another passenger train at the platform.

Bonn

13 Sep 1993

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A west-boud train from across the Mosel River.

14 Sep 1993

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Looking down from the Koblenz Schloss (Palace) upon a train along the Rhine River.

Koblenz

14 Sep 1993

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Two trains meet at Bullay.

14 Sep 1993

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Two ICE (Inter City Express) trains under the Munich train shed. We rode of these from Frankfurt to Munich. Whew - 200 kmh!

18 Sep 1993

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Shunter #350-650-1

Munich

18 Sep 1993

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The view from the cab of the Traben-Trarbach local.

18 Sep 1993

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The engineer's control panel on the Traben-Trarbach local.

18 Sep 1993

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The Hohenzollem Railroad Bridge and Statue

Koln

23 Sep 1993