Even though today they cater almost exclusively for the leisure traveller, the surviving 750 mm gauge lines in
Saxony somehow have managed to retain the atmosphere of the traditional everyday working steam railway. An
attribute exemplified by this photograph taken in May 2005 at Bertsdorf, on the line from Zittau (south-east
of Dresden, on the border with the Czech Republic), where two branches diverge. The three Reichsbahn 2-10-2
tanks are left to right, 99.735 (SMF 4682 1928), 99.749 (BMAG 9538 1929) and 99.758 (BMAG 10149 1933). The
last two will depart simultaneously at exactly 12.46, 99.735 to Kurort Jonsdorf and 99.749 to Kurort Oybin
(famous for its fantastic rock formations, the source for many years of millstones for grinding).
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