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Date: 09/24/20 18:54
East / West Berlin separation rail details
Author: 567Chant

Whilst wandering the bad side of the web, I encountered this chap's analysis of the rail consequences regarding the division of East and West Germany. He includes a bit of background material, for those too young to recall the events in play.
Search youtube:  



Berlin Wall: What happened to the trains?
...Lorenzo



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/20 18:55 by 567Chant.



Date: 09/25/20 10:37
Re: East / West Berlin separation rail details
Author: TAW

567Chant Wrote:
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> Whilst wandering the bad side of the web, I
> encountered this chap's analysis of the rail
> consequences regarding the division of East and
> West Germany. He includes a bit of background
> material, for those too young to recall the events
> in play.
> Search youtube:  
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz7uqifiDi0
>
> Berlin Wall: What happened to the trains?


I found that a couple of days ago. It's a very good treatment of the subject.

TAW



Date: 09/26/20 03:42
Re: East / West Berlin separation rail details
Author: andersonb109

Some so called "ghost stations" still exist where trains were allowed to pass trough the east from the west and back to the west again. Anhalter Banhnoff is another example. It was located in West Berlin but the tracks soon entered Eastern territory before ending up in the West again. 



Date: 09/26/20 13:50
Re: East / West Berlin separation rail details
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Some so called "ghost stations" still exist where
> trains were allowed to pass trough the east from
> the west and back to the west again. Anhalter
> Banhnoff is another example. It was located in
> West Berlin but the tracks soon entered Eastern
> territory before ending up in the West again. 
 
Movie "The Debt" uses such train station in the plot.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226753/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Also "Bridge of Spies."
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3682448/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt



Date: 10/11/20 23:24
Re: East / West Berlin separation rail details
Author: Memma

I found this too - fascinating how they managed to keep the trains running at a time when East Germany was blockading Berlin! 



Date: 10/14/20 12:46
Re: East / West Berlin separation rail details
Author: joemvcnj

While the Maple Leaf and Adirondack sit at the friendlier northern border for 2 hours. The Germans must laugh their heads off.



Date: 10/16/20 12:07
Re: East / West Berlin separation rail details
Author: TAW

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> While the Maple Leaf and Adirondack sit at the
> friendlier northern border for 2 hours. The
> Germans must laugh their heads off.

Years ago I knew a German guy who lived in West Berlin and had a girlfriend in the East. He said it was easier to go back and forth between East and West Berlin than it was to get in and out of the US.

TAW



Date: 10/19/20 07:46
Re: East / West Berlin separation rail details
Author: RRTom

I married a Canadian 19 years ago and that seems accurate.



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