Photographer's Note

Until WW II, Ahr valley railway line used to have two tracks, as it was considered important for the deployment of troops against France, our so-called arch-enemy.
Reduced to a single track line, half of the tunnels became obsolete and were used again as underpasses for the Ahr biking trail.
This here is 235 m long Saffenburg Tunnel from Mayschoss station towards Rech. It was flooded in July 2021.
The neighbouring second tunnel tube lost its tracks, and the bridge following its other mouth collapsed.

I had intended to finish my series about the indundations with a number 50, but learned this would not be adequate.

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Additional Photos by Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 529 W: 1 N: 2130] (7964)
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