Locomotives and legends

Luxury lodge, lifesaver, power center, beacon of hope: trains like the Rheingold, the Lounge Car 10205, the Balkan special trains, but also the Rhine-Ruhr Express or Yuxinou, all of which depart and arrive in NRW, not only tell many stories. Some of them are still vital. For the country and its people in the West. Longing, dreams and hope always travel with them. “Please board, the train is about to leave.”


WRITER: Christian Feyerabend     DIRECTOR: Susanne Böhm     CAMERA: Jörg Adams         SOUND: Christoph Schnüll, Tobias Gerlach, Tom Elvermann         EDITOR: Rafal Bujoczek     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Dorothee Pitz (WDR)