Back in time

In 1959 the Deutsche Reichsbahn, the railway company of East Germany, introduced a light rail car to make service on branch lines more economic. With their bright red color the rail cars soon got the nickname of “blood blister”.

Another nickname originated from the rail cars’ main area of service in the country side. There it was called “piglet taxi”. However, the few remaining cars are now perfectly maintained by their owners, historic railway associations.

I encountered one of the railcars in the station of Putbus on the island of RĂ¼gen. Only the masses of tourists are new over the time when these rail cars were used here until about 30 years ago

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