Train To Nowhere

Train To Nowhere

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  • RALF G. 🚲🍀

    "The name" Cronenberger Samba "was bornFrom 1951 onwards, the young German Federal Railroad considered for the first time to operate rail transport on branch lines more economically. With the construction of rail buses of the VT 95 series and later the more powerful VT 98, many passenger trains hauled by locomotives disappeared from the branch lines in the 1950s. This is what happened on the route to Cronenberg. The well-known name Cronenberger "Samba" also comes from this time. The rail buses gave the passengers a completely new driving experience, because the long wheelbase of the vehicles made the tight bends particularly hard to feel. By rocking and swaying in the curves, the comparison with a samba dance arose and the name Cronenberger "Samba" was born. The Cronenberger Samba was wrongly called "Samba-Express". In the Cronenberg vernacular one speaks only of the Cronenberger Samba. After passenger transport was taken over by rail buses in 1955, the timetable was expanded to include the hourly service that was last used. "

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    • April 14, 2021

  • Wolfgang Ross

    This old car of the "Samba train" stands on the samba road in the Hahnerberg area.

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    • September 23, 2017

  • Sebastian

    On this website, there are great information about the route and, finally, also

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    • April 27, 2018

  • Eliano

    Make a nice break

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    • July 5, 2020

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Location: Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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