The Flying Train, Germany, 1902

1902

2018

The Tim Traveller 2018

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@FGD135 your hometown?

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Yes!
 

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I don’t know if these are restored cars circa 1902 or recreations. The flat glass front design pretty much remains, I see.

image

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BTW, a great way to commute.
They still have a lot of problems with the new generation of trains, though.



Oneboxing funny, but the link works.

Not oneboxing at all
https://www.schwebebahn.de/en/
but additional information and pictures.



ETA:
TIL that Twitter has an emoji based on the GTW72.
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Restored, but a bit like the ship of Theseus after 100+ years.

You can arrange that the registry office sends a public official and have your wedding there.
Most people opt for the sightseeing tour with coffee & cake.

Any Happy Mutants wandering around the area: feel free to PM me for a guided tour.

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With or without elephant?

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It’s strictly BYOE.

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Oh, glad to hear they still allow them after last time.

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No freebies though, you’ll have to buy a ticket for it.

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Pets are usually half price tickets, unless they fit in a bag, right?

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Dogs are free, but
Sonstige Tiere dürfen nur in geeigneten Behältern mitgenommen werden, die ebenfalls keine Sitzplätze blockieren dürfen.

Looking forward to see your elephant carrier…

Jokes aside, technically an elephant would be okay as long as it doesn’t endanger or inconvenience the other passengers and doesn’t interfere with the safe operation of the train.

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Damn. That would be difficult to argue given the precedent.

Just by the way, if anyone wonders:

No images exist. But there’s a statue.

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No images, because all the reporters were inside the car when Tuffi jumped out.
There are a couple of photomontages out in the wild.

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BTW:

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Cartoon by Jürgen “Jorgo” Schäfer.
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