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  1. Jun 18, 2019 #26

    Seaboard92

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    The ICE II I took one stop.

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    The Swissotel in West Berlin.

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    The remains of the Kaiserwilhelmgedachteskirche

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    The river spree from the S Bahn.

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    The view from my lunch place.

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    The Bahnhof Badsee

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    One of the diesel electric trains running down the mainline.

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    Coming into the Badsee Junction under a full head of steam.

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    Coming out of the grade crossing and underpass under the Deutsche Bahn mainline.

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    One of the diesel trains heading towards the S Bahn intermodal Station.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2019 #27

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    Pounding across the Haus of Culture junction. The line that joins is out of service.

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    We’re right by the abandoned Soviet stadium.

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    At the Hauptbahnhof

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    Speeding towards the Stadion stop for an abandoned Soviet era stadium.

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    Passing by the towerman for the Stadion Tower.

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    The largest of their steam locomotives and the only one with a tender.

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    Getting ready to depart the parking lot.

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    It’s almost like a ghost from the distant past in this park.

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    An IC on the Stadtbahn.

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    The world clock.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2019 #28

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    Seaboard, I envy you being able to pack so much in a relatively short time. What a great trip. Our trips now are a little more mellow with lots of time to sit in cafes,drink wine, and people watch. But, as you well know, rail travel in Europe is the only way we go.

    My fondest memory of a 2017 trip was sitting on a Frecciarossa train enroute Florence and having an attendant with a cart come through offering complimentary decadent treats and coffee, water, or prosecco as we sped along at 160mph or so. We had an interesting conversation with a professor returning to home in Milan from Rome. He said one reason Italy has such good train service is that the government was concerned that so much of the wealth and job opportunities of the country was concentrated in Rome that people were leaving the smaller towns and cities to work there, often with families left behind. The low fare high speed rail network was a way to keep the families united so workers could often return home. Clearly a social reason, rather than and economic one for the investment.
     
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    Can there be a better reason to use public funds than to keep families from fragmenting?
     
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