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BERLIN PAST: BLECHBAHN AT SÜDSTERN

Tram No. 3 travelling along Hasenheide east of Südstern (photo through drehscheibe-online.de, nordbahn-micha)

Tram No. 3 travelling along Hasenheide east of Südstern (photo through drehscheibe-online.de, nordbahn-micha)

Blechbahn (literally “tin train”) or tram Line 3 (Model T-24), here east of Südstern in Hasenheide Street (image through Drehscheibe Forum).

The photo must have been taken before November 15, 1963 – on that day the tram service along the southern section of No. 3 Line (Elsenstraße in Neukölln to Fehrbelliner Platz in Wilmersdorf) was irreversibly capped.

Between 1946 and 1951 No. 3 was one of the longest tram lines in Berlin, an almost exact copy of the pre-WWII No. 3 or “Großer Ring”. Unfortunately, the full ring existed for only four weeks, finally broken by the division of the city into Ost and West.

3 comments on “BERLIN PAST: BLECHBAHN AT SÜDSTERN

  1. Gary Costello
    December 15, 2016

    This must be heaven, three articles about Berlin transport sevices in three days! Oh, how wonderful.
    This time a bit shorter but, just as informative as ever.
    Thank you.

    • notmsparker
      December 15, 2016

      It´s a coincidence, in fact, but a very enjoyable one for someone who likes Berlin´s public transport system as much as yours truly:)

  2. berlioz1935
    December 15, 2016

    I liked this particular model in summer very much. On the off side of the doors they took out thr top-half window and one could lean out and get the headwind full in the face.

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