23 Jul 2013

Eisenbahn- und Technikmuseum Rügen

Once visiting the Island of Rügen in the german northeast, friends of vintage cars, trucks and railroad vehicles should visit the tiny Railroad- and Technic-Museum between Prora and Binz.

Some of the exhibited cars are in good shape, some seem to be parked there rightaway from the street – rusty and bruised. What may seem to be a downside for aestheticians, is, in fact, a way to show the character of some »workhorse-cars« as a big russian Wolga, the chekoslovakian Tatra or some east german firebrigade-trucks. But you´ll find some shiny american and west-german cars as well.

I´ve visited the museum twice, I would have spent two more days, if only there were not the sun and the sea calling for me...

IWL Troll1
Tatra 603
Tatra T2-603, Modell 69 – the chekoslovakian version of the Phantomas car. Fineliner and watercolour.
Tatra 603
Barkas B1000
Barkas B1000
Barkas B1000
Tram (Plauen)
Old Tram vehicle, used in the city of Plauen. Beause of strong backlight I had to guess much of the details of the carriage...
Trabbi
On the doors of this Trabant were signs, saying »Einsatzleiter«. I guess, the ladder on the roof is meant to be a joke (in fact, it´s quite useless, only approx. 1.20 meters long). But I´m not so sure about that. (Sorry – only german speaking persons will get the twist...)
Messerschmitt KR
While sketching this little fellow, a woman approached me and commemorated weekend trips with her family back in the 1960s (2 adults and 2 children in this tiny, tiny vehicle!!). At the end she had tears in her eyes. Is it just us germans, who have such strong emotions towards cars? Or is it because cars companion us through our lifes and thus memories are tied to them?
Technikmuseum Prora/Rügen

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