A Special Museum on a Special Day

It was a long weekend here in Germany last week, and the Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum put on a good show to celebrate its 40-year history. Well, I confess, of course I hadn't found out about any of it until it was almost too late.

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In the spirits of the East Meets West theme, many locomotives from other railway museums across Germany joined their brethren in Bochum-Dahlhausen. I attended on the extra-special day, May 1, der Fototag (Photo Day), where locomotives paraded down the track, providing lots of photo ops for foamers of all sizes and shapes. Of course, the typical Bochum-weather did not bother to show us any blue sky, but boy, do those steam locomotives look beautiful in the rain.

Three pairs of diesel and three pairs of steam locomotives participated in two rounds of parades throughout the day. Each pair shared performed similar duties for the Deutsche Reichsbahn and Deutsche Bundesbahn. First was a presentation in their individuality, and then, a showdown between East and West Germany.

I won't go in too much detail about the locomotives on display. I'll leave a link to the museum here. I highly recommend paying a visit to this museum rich in valuable collections throughout German railroading history if you are ever in the NRW.


Steve Boyko said…
That must have been a fantastic day!
Leo W said…
Thanks for sharing, going to keep that in mind the next time I visit Germany.

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