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Germany Railway tunnel (visited 04/2017)

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The history of this railway line begins in the 19th century. In 1927 the tunnel with a length of 481 meters was completed. After financial problems, the route was officially inaugurated on 5. November 1932 - 65 years had passed from the first idea to the completion of the railway line. The construction had cost around seven million reichsmarks, hundreds of workers had been rewarded, dozens were injured, two of them deadly.

In Second World War, the railway line was heavily damaged by bombs in 1944, but returned to operation in 1949. In 1976, the Federal Ministry of Transport finally ordered the permanent suspension of the passenger train service. Until 1988, the line was only used for goods transports and finally shut down in the same year.

 

It was already my fourth visit of this place - because the railway tunnel isn't far away from me. So it's easy to go there again and again and show it to others (visited with two non-members).

 

 

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5 hours ago, The_Raw said:

Great photos @Andy, how did you get the effect in pic 8??

 

:comp: 

 

Thanks! :)  I have adjusted the light cone of the torch to "small" and not bright. Then I turned the torch in a circle while I went through the tunnel. Exposure time was 30 seconds with aperture 8 and ISO 400. The red light next to me comes from a headlamp.

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