Monday, August 29, 2016

Bahnhofsatmosphaere 1973

I stumbled over this relatively recent Youtube upload bei EisenbahnRomantik showing operations at Deutsche Bundesbahn in 1973. The style of the movie is very typical early 1970's, the people fairly stiff and the explanations are obviously scripted. Nevertheless, I very much enjoyed this video. It's in German, so your milage may vary.

In particular the first half of the video showing what a Fahrdienstleiter (~station agent) in a small station on a main line does is interesting. What's even more interesting is the atmosphere. You can make out many details what a small station in southern Germany looked like, as well as catch details of train consists. It appears that DB pressed whatever equipment they had available into service, especially in assignments for local runs.

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