The Schienenzeppelin in Berlin, 1931 (Colorized)

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Original Photograph by George Pahl |Colorized by Jecini

In this colorized image by Jecini , we see the Schienenzeppelin in Berlin in June of 1931. A train en route to Hamburg passes the recently gotten here ‘ rail zeppelin ’ at Spandau primary station.

The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was a speculative railcar which looked like a Zeppelin airship in look. It was developed and established by the German airplane engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929.

Propulsion was by methods of a pusher prop situated at the back: it sped up the railcar to 230.2 km/h (143 miles per hour) setting the land speed record for a fuel powered rail automobile. Just a single example was ever developed, which due to security issues stayed out of service and was lastly taken apart in 1939. [ source ]

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