1955 was a year of great celebration in what was then West Germany. A gigantic exhibition was staged in Nuernberg, the city where railways first began some 150 years before. A series of parades was held, in which upwards of 70 locomotives and trains from all eras passed before huge crowds. On the lines which radiate from Nuernberg, a flotilla of special trains undertook tours hauled by veteran steam, diesel, and electric locomotives. It gave the modern generation a chance to see what their railway heritage was all about and the older generations a chance to indulge a year of pure nostalgia.
This documentary takes a look at the celebration held in Nurnberg in West Germany in 1985, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the legendary German railway system, with over 70 historic locomotives on display.
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