Diesel railcar ÖBB 5144

Diesel rail car ÖBB 5144 in Semmering, Austria

A hike over the Semmering Pass regularly ends for me in front of the railcar ÖBB 5144. This piece dating from 1951 stands on a museum track next to the building of the Semmering station. Unfortunately, it is inaccessible. So you can only enjoy the interior by a peek through its windows.

Art Nouveau station hall in Prague

Art nouveaul station hall at the main railway station of Prague, Czech Republic

The Art Nouveau hall in Prague’s main train station (Praha hlavní nádraží) is a bit hidden. Once it represented the splendour and glory of the Habsburg Empire. Today it is located away from the streams of rail travellers and only fanciers make their way to the hall. The structure was built in 1902/12 according to the plans of Josef Fanta (1856-1954).

Old railway station of Erfurt

Old railway clock tower of Erfurt, Germany

The first railway station building of Erfurt was in operation from 1846 – 1890. Today the tower is still in use as public clock but the main building hosts offices of the German Railways now.