Posted on August 13, 2011
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the division of Berlin. I’d like to recommend a book which deals with the run-up to the construction of the barrier between the two city halves on 13th August 1961. How it was possible to split the city’s S-Bahn railway into two separate operations overnight, without causing major chaos on this vital ‘backbone’ of Berlin’s transport network.
Manuel Jacob’s book also explains the effects that the division of the city, by what later became known as the Berlin Wall, had on the S-Bahn. Published by Velag Bernd Neddermeyer at 19,90€. This interesting book, in German, contains scores of documents, photographs as well as maps of the Berlin S-Bahn during this sad period of it’s history. A must for those interested in Berlin’s history and public transport.
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