Mannheim Germany/Middle of 30 day Global Trip

Ringo2112

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Hi, I'm almost in the middle of my 30 day Eurail Global trip. Spent 6 days in Italy, 5 days in Olten Switzerland, now 5 so far in Mannheim...I've rode 29 trains so far, lots of day trips, still have 18 days left. I will have write up when I go back home Sept 8th. My question is. I see a lot of freight trains in Mannheim. Where do they originate and terminate each way? thanks guys
 
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The freight trains may be from Rotterdam to Basel or Maschen/Hamburg to Verona etc, many go through the tunnels in the Alps. Or tankers to/from the chemical works at Ludwigshafen, or...

Have a look at Modelleisenbahner magazine, you can buy it at the station newsagent for €5.50. The September issue has an article about overweight transports of transformers, organised by Kuebler of.. Mannheim! Lots of pictures, worth buying even if you can not read German.
 

Ringo2112

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My trip is complete...75 trains on a 30 day Eurail Global first class pass. Thanks for all your help on this site. The paper pass worked out well. Details to follow
 

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