The Bad Orb - Waechtersbach Private Railroad (I - until 1957)
Bad Orb is a little town in a recreation area at the northern part of the Spessart mountains. Vast forest areas and meadows dominate the landscape. You can locate Bad Orb between Frankfurt and Fulda somewhere at half-way. Agriculture and Forestry were the main sources of income in the time around 1920. The two pictures show how timber is loaded at the station. My father can be seen on both pictures, he is the 4 th worker from the left and the 7 th from the left, respectively.
The regular schedule was operated with two diesel railbuses, which were not so impressive as the steam engine, but still fascinating. I could handle an "Agfa Box" camera now, and so my first railroad photo was the photo above.