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With railways becoming the most important means of transport over land in the 19th century, repair units also had to be established.

Already in 1842, a repair unit for trains was established south of Leipzig (Germany) as the “Bahnbetriebswerk Bayerischer Bahnhof”.
Build in a half-circle, the repair unit allowed several locks to be examined and repaired.
During the second world-war, heavy damage was suffered, with some units repaired after the war, untill around 2000 it was no longer was kept functioning.

Now, kids can play with skates, and grafitti artists take the opportunity to decorate the abandoned place.

Bahnbetriebswerk Bayerischer Bahnhof

Turning circle allowing trains to enter different sections of the repair unit.

 

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“Hush, perfection has no name”.

 

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The inner state

 

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Broken windows (the cat’s view)

 

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The circle and the pitts

 

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A laugh at a time brings mircacles

 

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The crane to lift

 

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Heating

 

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Transport of paint tubes

 

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At the turning point

 

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“Hola”

 

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Unit to steer currents