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Two days of trains. Firstly, off to Villengen in the Black Forest on Deutshe Bahn in a brand new commuter train with fabulous and easy wheelchair access.

Compulsory face coverings on all trains and everyone listens too – amazing.

Then today, Thursday 23rd September 2020 we drove over to Weizen in the Black Forest and right in the Swiss border for an amazing ride on a museum steam train. The smell of the engine took me straight back to the 1960s as a very small child (around age 6) with my brother and sister, riding the train home to Durban, on our own overnight without adults! We each sported a card tag with our parents names and addresses pinned to our coats just like Paddington Bear, and a little cardboard suitcase. We slept in a train carriage with bunk beds and were summoned to dinner by a uniformed waiter playing a xylophone and served in the dining car on white linen, porcelain plates and silver cutlery. In the morning we hung out the train windows to smell the smoke and try to catch twigs along the route. On arrival we all had black sooty faces and the romance of steam train travel firmly instilled in our hearts.

The great German railway heist?
Hubby having a great time en route home

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