Bahn Extra 1/2022: Bundesbahn 1949-56: Die Fruhen Jahre

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An illustrated review of the early years of the Deutsche Bundesbahn as the state railway of West Germany. Deutsche Bundesbahn was formed in 1949 and inherited a railway network recovering from extensive damage during World War 2.

This magazine publication contains articles looking at the years between 1949 and 1956, examining how the railway tried to modernise while also avoiding operating at a massive loss. Steam motive power was to continue throughout this period, but diesel and electric power also became more a more common sight.

This magazine also comes with a free DVD (running time 100 mins), featuring a cab ride over the Lotschbergbahn from Brig to Bern.

Includes over 150 illustrations, plus timetable extracts and reproduced documents. German text. 114 pages.

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