Die Krankenhausbahn

The delightful narrow-gauge railway serves the hospital in the Austrian city of Lainz, transporting food from the central kitchens to the wards.

There cannot be many hospitals in the world where the hospital porters get to play trains, and I do wonder if it was an inspiration for the Castle of Bequest in Iain Banks’ novel “Walking on Glass“.

Filmed in 2009, I have no idea if this railway is still operating today. But I hope it is.

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One Response to Die Krankenhausbahn

  1. ard sloc says:

    Well picked up, Tim! I liked the bit where it served as a passenger train with two men and numerous pigeons and no bins on board. Shame on the car driving on the track ahead of the train.