The 1998 Eschede train disaster
Sorry for not writing recently.
Tomorrow is the 23rd anniversary of the 1998 train disaster at Eschede, Landkreis Celle (license plate code CE), Niedersachsen. It was the crash on 3rd June 1998, at about 10:59 AM local time. I was writing a presentation that I plan to read tomorrow, and it will be recorded for future playback. At the time of the disaster, I was in Munich, but I rode the same train as far back as Friday 18th July 1997 on my previous job assignment in Munich. The disaster with the “duoblock” wheels could have happened on the day that I was riding to Hamburg. The fact that 23 years have passed, have not made this disaster any easier. I am sure the story is the same for the actual survivors. Note that 101 people had died in that disaster, most from inside the train, and a few as a result of the train impact from outside. This was the worst train accident ever recorded in German history.