Dutchman Ton Pruissen was a frequent visitor to East Germany during the communist era, and filmed considerable footage of the standard and narrow gauge lines of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, despite the ever attentive Stasi, or secret police.
This DVD covers a number of 750mm narrow gauge systems in northern Germany, including those on the Island of Rügen, and the Mügeln, Oschatz and Wilsdruff systems, all photographed in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Locomotive types seen in service, all tank locomotives, and all of the DRs class 99, covering all narrow gauge locomotives, include 0-8-0s, 2-8-0s, 0-10-0s, 2-10-2s and 0-4-0+0-4-0 compound Myers, most being either Saxon Railway designs, or based on them; a few of the steam locomotives seen here were built during the 1960s.
The considerable use of transporter wagons is very clear from this film, and the unusual compound articulated Meyer tank locomotives also figure prominently.
Includes extensive printable and illustrated notes in PDF format, in both English and German, on locations and locomotives seen in the film, which may be played with sound and no commentary.
Produced by - Camden Miniature Steam Services
Running time - 52 Minutes
Black and white and colour film