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Emma, the little steam locomotive


The Schinznacher Baumschulbahn - tree nursery railway - is a 60 cm (2 ft) gauge steam railway that is incorporated into the Zulauf garden center in the town of Schinznach about 13 km (8 miles) away from Villigen. They celebrated their 30th anniversary this past weekend. Pictured here is Emma, built in 1925 in Munich. It was used in the construction of part of the Brugg train station among other things. Link to the website of the Baumschulbahn.

The garden center Zulauf is the most impressive nursery I've seen. Four million plants make up their nursery of fruit trees, conifers, etc. They also have an extensive bonsai collection I like to gawk at whenever I visit. Link to the Zulauf website.

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6 comments:

Tanya said...

Emma looks great for her age! How fun to have a train at the nursery, love the way they've decorated her!

claude said...

I like the olds steam locomotive.

Hope said...

Oh, how nice to have a steam train at a nursery garden center. This is a wonderful photo and post. Enjoyed very much!

tr3nta said...

Unbelievable that it still works... nice shot...

Kris said...

I bet that the kids love this one!

Moi said...

There's nothing that goes by that name that I don't like. Honest. The romantic in me has always loved Jane Austen's famous matchmaker, Emma. A dear friend's niece is a darling and she goes by the same name ....and i like your little steam locomotive too :)