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    Arnold 4-unit pack OSShD type B coaches "Touristen-Express"  
        

    Arnold HN4420

    Price: $152.92

    Scale Country Era Railway
    N Germany III DR
    Arnold HN4420 -  4-unit pack OSShD type B coaches Touristen-Express

    Product Features and Details
    N Scale Era III 

    In 1956, the travel agency of the GDR introduced a couchette train on the connectionfrom Dresden to Varna on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Oninitiative of the FDJ, the sleeper and couchette train "Tourist Express" (abbreviated to"Tourist Express" (abbreviated to "TOUREX") was created and from the summer of1963 as a special travel agency train. The "TOUREX" consisted ofsleeping cars, dining cars and some special cars, which were initially painted in a bluecolor scheme with the italic lettering "Touristenexpress".were. Later, however, more and more red painted cars of theMitropa were used. From the seventies on, the "TOUREX" also carriedDDm type car transport cars. The train started in Dresden-Neustadt and went via Bad Schandau, Decin, Olomouc (or Brno),Sturovo, Szob, Budapest, Szolnok, Biharkeresztes, Episkopia Bihor, Cluj,Brasov, Bucharest, Giurgiu North and Ruse (or Negru Voda and Kardam)to Varna.Most of the time, through trips were made without scheduled stops. For city tripsthere were also day stops in Budapest or other towns along the route.towns along the route.The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 brought an end to the tourist express, since there wereGDR citizens now had other destinations than the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.Black Sea coast.


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