When trains go bathing…

In case of extraordinary high water, Lake Constance can overflow its banks. On 1 August 1987, this happen again. Lake Constance flooded the low-lying Rorschach Hafen station. There were almost no wind-induced waves, so it was possible to board the trains dry-footed from the normal platforms. But railcars with low-lying engines were replaced by locomotive-hauled trains.

Ae 6/6 11431 stops with a passenger train in the flooded station Rorschach Harbour. In place of track 2, the smooth surface of Lake Constance is mirroring the train and the front of the houses. August 01, 1987 Photo: E. Meier


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