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Passenger Car of the French Military Train

 
 
Passenger Car of the French Military Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
1. Passenger Car of the French Military Train Marker
Inscription. From 1945 on the Western Powers activated military trains for the link between Berlin and the West Zones. The French, with the route Berlin-Strasburg, possessed the only direct connection to the homeland for which three times a week a military train was introduced. Up till 1982 the cars of the French Military Government, with resources from their occupation budget, purchased their own cars, which were constructed by the Berlin company “Waggon Union”. The car from this series on display contained a bar which sold drinks, sandwiches and cigarettes during the overnight journey. In addition were located within the car the compartments of the military train conductors; those consisted of : the train Chief, normally an officer, two military police, and four recruits, all responsible for order on the train, as well as a radio specialist who maintained contact with Berlin and Helmstedt during the entire stretch inside East Germany.
 
Location. 52° 27.345′ N, 13° 16.319′ E. Marker is in Berlin, Berlin. Marker is on Clayallee. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Museum of the Western Allies in Berlin- (Berlin Airlift Museum). Marker is in this post office area: Berlin 14195, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured
Passenger Car of the French Military Train image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
2. Passenger Car of the French Military Train
as the crow flies. Berlin Airlift (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlottenburg Palace (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Remains of the Berlin Wall (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Topography of Terror (approx. 9.5 kilometers away); a different marker also named Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Soviet War Memorial (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); The Legend of Hitlerís Bunker (approx. 9.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Berlin.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, Cold
 
Passenger Car of the French Military Train-shown in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
3. Passenger Car of the French Military Train-shown in the background
Alliierten Museum (Allied Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
4. Alliierten Museum (Allied Museum)
Inside the Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
5. Inside the Museum
Inside the Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
6. Inside the Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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