Stunning railway photos in Hamburg between 1947 and 1958

Not just for trainspotters: These awesome monochrome and colored photos of railways and railway situations in Hamburg, Germany were taken by photographer Walter Hollnagel between 1947 and 1958. This is just a small selection of a variety of photos you can find in the picture library of German ‘Eisenbahnstiftung Joachim Schmidt‘.

Hamburg central station

“Bahnsteigszene in Hamburg Hbf” – 06.06.1958 – Photo by Walter Hollnagel

Train station HH-Altona

“VT 12 508 erhält in Hamburg-Altona den Abfahrauftrag durch den Aufsichtsbeamten.” – 13.09.1957 – Photo by Walter Hollnagel

Train leaving Hamburg central station for Cologne

“03 184 verlässt mit D 394 nach Köln den Hamburger Hauptbahnhof” – 22.04.1956 – Photo by Walter Hollnagel

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Awesome photos of the ‘Stalinallee’ in former East-Berlin

These great photos of the Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin were published on einestages. The monumental social boulevard was built by the GDR and named ‘Stalinallee’ between 1949 and 1961. According to the ‘Karl-Marx-Allee’ article on Wikipedia, the ‘Stalinallee’ was a flagship building project of East Germany’s reconstruction programme after World War II.

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