To Rügen Transport Museum, Prora and some 750mm gauge steam.
1 At a very wet Ostseebad Binz station 101 076 prepares to run round its train.
2 Ostseebad Binz station.
3 Binz is served by trains to and from many part of Germany, this one heading to Stuggart. It is also possible to travel beyond Germany without changing trains.
4 Binz is also served by local train from Stralsund. This unit had recently arrived during another heavy downpour.
5 101 076 heads through Prora station on its way to Stuggart Hbf.
6 Prora is the location of the Eisenbahn & Technik Museum Rügen (Rügen Transport and Technology Museum). It contains a range of interesting exhibits, one of the stars is 5’ gauge P36 4-8-4 0123 imported from Russia.
7 0123’s front end.
8 A pair of comrades.
9 Looking up at the smokebox of 0123.
10 P36 0123 is fitted with a huge auto coupler.
11 0123’s motion, a mix of plain and roller bearings.
12 A big loco!
13 The P36 and cars to give an idea of the size.
14 Another idea of the size of the loco is given by the people at the front.
15 P36 0123’s cabside including works plate. The loco was built in 1955 at Kolomna.
16 It’s a long way up into the cab of a P36!
17 The rear of the tender of the P36 also shows the difference between 5’ and standard gauge track.
18 Another of the key railway exhibits is diesel hydraulic V200 009 which is parked alongside a number of fire engines and motorbikes.
19 A Skoda police car and a sort of monorail behind.
20 Plauener Straßenbahn car No.48.
21 Multiple diesel shunters.
22 More diesel shunters including one which appears to have wanted to be narrow gauge.
23 Volvo and MiG-21MF.
24 An excellent model of the huge Nazi complex at Prora.
25 2-10-0 50 3703, an East German Reko loco.
26 An Austrian 0-4-0 shunter.
27 DR 244 139, a class E44.
28 Steam rotary snowplough and tender.
29 Reko 52 8190.
30 DR 2-10-0 044 397.
31 DR's variety of class 23, 23 1021.
32 The front end of 044 397.
33 DR 52 8190, post Reko rebuilding.
34 The 044 was modified from being a 3 cylinder machine to a 2 cylinder machine.
35 DR 2-6-2 23 1021.
36 23 1021 and Berlin S-Bahn car from unit 475 057.
37 Steamlined 03 002 head on.
38 Ford "Tin Lizzie" and 4-6-2 03 002 (actually 03 193 in disguise).
40 I wouldn't fancy working on that running board with the lack of handrail.
41 Streamlined tender with corridor connection.
42 Electric 1'Do1' E18 204.
43 No doubt which railway operated V200 009!
44 V200 009.
45 A Messerschmitt KR200 car.
46 A BMW Isetta 300.
47 Looking south along the beach at Prora towards Binz and beyond.
48 The huge holiday resort at Prora, as built but never finished by the Nazis under their “Strength through Joy” programme. This show just one small part of the complex which was planned to hold 20000 people at any one time.
49 Prora, typical utilitarian architecture.
50 A photo of a photo showing a typical room for holiday makers.
51 A great view at Prora!
52 Inside at Prora.
53 Another photo of a photo, this one showing a little over half of the complex at Prora.
54 One of the accommodation blocks at Prora.
55 Looking north up the beach at Prora.
56 Prora beach.
57 Halfway up the resort at Prora is the remains of what had intended to be the start of a pier to be served by cruise liners. On the land side there were to be a number of structures intended to glorify the Nazi state.
58 After the end of WWII Prora was used for military accommodation. Following the fall of Communism there has been a problem find use for the huge complex. Here work to rehabilitate this section was in hand.
59 On the other side of the buildings seen in the previous photos. More work underway.
60 The gutted ground floor.
61 The Prora complex was and still is huge.
62 No windows but building supplies are on the ground.
63 Remains of the proposed main arrival hall.
64 Looking south from northern end of the Prora complex.
65 The most northerly part of Prora is in the worst condition having been heavily stripped after the end of WWII. This section of Prora is fenced off for safety reasons. However shifting sand dunes does give access if you look for it.
66 Prora resort in very poor condition.
67 Looking upwards.
68 Outside of the fence looking up at the crumbling remains.
69 Not in such condition.
70 99 1781 heads through Garftitz station without stopping. This was the 14:49 from Göhren to Binz.
71 Trees and water on Rügen Island.
72 From alongside the Bergen to Sellin road.
73 The port of Sassnitz/Mukran, one of the last places train ferries run from. The yard contains both standard and 5’ gauge tracks.
74 Lietzow station on the Sassnitz to Stralsund line is overlooked by a rather ornate building.
75 Swans take off at Lietzow.
76 Looking west at Lietzow.
77 Bergen auf Rügen station.
78 The small loco depot at Bergen station.
79 Bergen town square.
80 Looking across the fields at Baabe.
81 Baabe station.
82 Bathed in lovely evening sun 99 4011 accelerates its train away from Baabe with the road behind and cycle path in the foreground. The loco was hauling 17:53 from Göhren to Lauterbach.
83 99 1781 brings the 17:44 Binz to Göhren past the impressive wooden gate, the Möchguttor, on the approach to Baabe.