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Picture of the Week: 99-1789 East Germany
Picture of the Week: 99-1789 East Germany

Way down in the southern part East Germany narrow gauge 2-10-2T 99-1789 has just left Neudorf station working to 14.52 to Cranzal. Neudorf is a small hamlet on the line to the ski resort of Kurort Oberwiesental on what was then the Czechoslovakian border at the time. Fortunately the sun has just come out. I stood there anxiously watching the sunlight pass over the landscape towards the railway hoping for it to reach and light up the subject in time, got lucky for once. There had been a derailment at nearby Unter Oberwiesental and so trains were terminating at Neudorf and returning to Cranzhal. After taking this picture I set off on a 2 mile hike across the hills to see a class 86 2-8-2 tank engine on a standard gauge branch train but it came with a Diesel. 2 miles back in the hot sun!
14th May 1987.


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