Breitspurbahn The Insane Giant Nazi Railway Concept



 Nothing was too big in scale or too implausible in execution for what the Fuhrer dreamt up, whatever the scheme that caught his feverish fancy. For a vast empire, you need a vast transport solution.The Breitspurbahn, which translates from the German as broad-gauge railway, was one such mega infrastructure project. ‘Epic’ is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of the immense scale of what was to be a railway network that would criss-cross Europe and beyond.

Initial lines for the railway system were to be between the German cities of Hamburg, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich and Linz. For such a radical rethink of european bordersl, requires a radical rethink of train design.There were no less than 41 different designs for the Breitspurbahn locomotive offered by companies involved in the project. Classical steam locomotives, as well as gas turbine-electric, diesel-hydraulic and electric locomotives were all considered, with power outputs ranging from 15,300 to 24,700 horsepower.video by: Found And Explained

It was finally decided that locomotives for passenger trains would be mainly electric and diesel-hydraulic-powered, whilst locomotives used to transport freight would be primarily conventional steam-engined.High-performance locomotives would be needed for passenger trains, so that they could haul 8-axle double-decker carriages or coaches that would be 42 metres or 138 feet long, 6 metres or 19 feet 8 inches wide and 7 metres or 23 feet in height. Passenger carriages would have Dutch doors that featured retractable staircases.

High-performance locomotives would be needed for passenger trains, so that they could haul 8-axle double-decker carriages or coaches that would be 42 metres or 138 feet long, 6 metres or 19 feet 8 inches wide and 7 metres or 23 feet in height. Passenger carriages would have Dutch doors that featured retractable staircases. Luxurious facilities and unique features would be a hallmark of the Breitspurbahn trains. via/read more: Found And Explained

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