So to the railway exhibits proper. A lot of them were packed into the roundhouses, and were difficult to photograph well. But I’ve included a selection of shots below. We start with one of the first locomotives to run in Germany – British built, of course!
There was a good collection of small late-19th and early-20th century locomotives, most of them being small shunting locos. But some very attractive designs.
And here we have the latest rolling stock for South-West Trains…..
Moving onto larger, more modern locomotives, there was an excellent cut-away Pacific…
And another Pacific showing the classic black with red motion DB livery. There was also the ubiquitous 2-10-0 there, but it was badly placed for photos.
A diesel line-up, with a railcar and a V200 in the foreground…..
The V200 was, of course, the basis of the BR diesel-hydraulic ‘Warship’ class. There is a distinct family likeness in the styling.
Wikipedia tells me that this is an experimental DB Class 202, representing a major milestone in the German locomotive development, since in these locomotives three phase asynchronous electric traction was first applied in a mainline diesel-electric locomotive.
All I know is that the livery made my eyes go funny….
The rest of my photos are of vintage electric locomotives. I do very much like the early EMU in the first photograph.
Finally, today, I do admire the openness of the Germans about the Holocaust. The wagon below, typical of those used to transport the Jewish people – and others – to the concentration camps was exhibited with a full set of boards describing what had happened.