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On the last day in January i was in the Frankenwald ~ franconia forest ~ between Kronach and Ludwigsstadt. Sun, blue Sky and snow - I love it 😎

The line trought the franconia forest is very steep. Heavy freight trains have to be pushed by another locomotive. But on sundays there are very few freight trains. On this day only passenger trains run. These red trains look really good in the pictures 😎👍

The first train was 442 270 on the way from Leipzig to Nuremberg. I photographed the Express-Train near Steinbach am Wald.
Kurz vor dem Scheitelpunkt der Frankenwaldbahn by Matthias H., auf Flickr

The next train comes one hour later. At a slow pace the 442 306 drives throuth the Forest on the way from Saalfeld (Saale) to Nuremberg.
Winter Wonderland by Matthias H., auf Flickr

A good view of Ludwigsstadt 😎 Ludwigsstadt was the end of West Germany until 1989. The German Wall stood here a few kilometers from East Germany only. The next station on this route in five kilometers (three miles) is Probstzella and that was in East Germany 20 years ago.
Über den Dächern von Ludwigsstadt by Matthias H., auf Flickr is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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