Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Rügensche Bäderbahn, Germany.
The Rügensche Bäderbahn (RBB), formerly Rügensche Kleinbahn, nicknamed Rasender Roland is the steam powered narrow gauge railway that runs from Putbus by way of Binz and Baabe to Gohren on the island of Rugen off the Baltic Coast in Mecklenburg - Vorpommern, Germany. The Rasender Roland is one of the island's main attractions. The railway is running regularly along its stretch of 24.1 km of track with historic steam locos and coaches, some of which are almost a hundred years old. The engine whistle belongs even today to the usual background sounds of southeastern Rügen. Unlike the DB national system which uses standard gauge, Rasender Roland uses the narrow gauge of 750 mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in).