Fun fact: In communist Eastern Germany, state-owned #DeutscheReichsbahn operated more than 100 snowploughs on its small railway system. After the German reunification, most of these were scrapped.
Today, the whole country of Germany has 43 ploughs for 34.000 kilometres of railways.
As a result, hundreds of trains are cancelled every time it snows, because the #DeutscheBahn doesn't have enough ploughs. 🤡
(photo: GDR snow plough | author: Störfix @ Wikimedia Commons | license: CC BY-SA 3.0)
@kernpanik Natch. Deutsche Bahn was privatised, so they had to cut as many corners as possible for shareholder profits -_-
@kernpanik It doesn't really make a difference, as most of the railway network was decomissioned at the same time :person-facepalming:
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