Posted: 7 July 2009
|Camera:||Canon EOS 1000D|
|Focal Length:||24 mm|
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Obviously, after taking pictures of the steam locomotive, I went on to the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, just for fun. While on there, I noticed that a display said “Nächster Zug Sonderzug” (next train special service). Seeing that, I got out because I had a fairly good idea what would be coming: The Kaiserwagen.
In 1903, the suspended monorail that has become a landmark for Wuppertal was built, the german emperor (Kaiser) came to visit and rode on either that or an identical train, and apparently did not voice any dissatisfaction. Hence, it has become the official and only historic preserved train of the entire system, and is used daily in special services, both scheduled and chartered.