100 years of Porsche camera: Rau 140 years of railway origin: Bundesbahn-material at the beginning and end of total length
This street: 100 years Porsche Porsche racing Turbo: 5.4 seconds to 200 km/h. Porsche series-Turbo: from 0 to 100 in 5.1 seconds. The powerhouse is one of the House of many automobilistischen lace creations that are connected with the name Porsche. Ferdinand Porsche would become 1975 100 years old. With a Memorial Exhibition, the Zuffenhausener work paid tribute to its founder, and with him one imaginative and successful car designers in the world. Porsche was one of the men running taught the horseless carriage. The wheel hub electric motor: one of many major companies in Germany and Austria the automotive age helped to break through. He continued his monument with the VW Beetle. 18 ½ were carried out millions of pieces of the unpretentious and reliable everyday car. His reputation of robustness opened him the market of all over the world. In the Austrian Gmünd, the Professor honorary presented the prototype of today's generation of Porsche at the age of 72. His son ferry continued the development of the sports car as Ferdinand Porsche three years later, in 1951, dies.
Porsche today. 24 years after the death of the founder of the factory team has grown to 3,600 employees. You build daily 55 cars, 40 of them for export.
The streamlined body in the paint shop. Volkswagen parts are no longer used for the purebred sports racer. The construction principle: rear-engine and lightweight, aerodynamic Ford and excellent chassis. The Turbo - Porsches flagship: 260 HP, 250 km/h fast. An American trade magazine chose him to the best sports cars in the world these days.
In the Swabian Weissach, Porsche designers keep still obscured the successor of the popular Porsche, with water-cooled front engine their latest surprise. A break with the line of the House, but not with the spirit of its founder, who throughout his life stunned the auto world with revolutionary innovations. The "Porsche Development Centre" with its design and construction offices, with test bench and test track now supplies designs and ideas for foreign clients - a solid, economical guarantee in itself be frolicking Porsche sports car in the future on streets and slopes.
It rail: 140 years railway these days it is 140 years old, the German railway. For the operation, but it is a day like any other: because as every day ride 33,000 passenger and freight trains on time and safely over 29,000 km distance.
Everything had started, as so often, with an adventure. And: the steam train. With this, a mature Giganz isn't it compared to its predecessor, a first tentative attempt: 10 tons of iron! '... and they were moving it '. Richard Trevithik built this locomotive - 1804, but it remained an attempt. 1830. The 'rocket' by George Stevenson wins a race. The new traffic system was born. But no one thought the development at rocket speed.
Salut in Germany - just 5 years later! The Nuremberg-Fürth is opened. Gracefully ascends the 'Eagle', the Englishman William Wilson his character 'Steam car guide'. Also, this Lokgebaut of George Stevenson. Locomotive. Rail and steam car leader came from the railway-mother country of England. In addition to enthusiastic passengers also first cargo: 2 barrels beer. 6 km of trails were e: in 1835. Only 30 years later, there were about 28,000 km. In all over Germany so at that time already as much as today alone in the Federal Republic. The expansion of the wheel-rail system and the exciting chapter of industrialization are inseparable. Not only in Germany. Trains carried the necessary for this process bulk from all directions in all directions.
'He is just in time as the railway and fast as a locomotive'. Since then, it is said. The pace was faster than dar railway. It started with 47 km/h. 1903 there were more than 200 1945 - also for the train an hour zero. 2/3 of all plants were destroyed. The railwaymen in the reconstruction went with primitive tools and muscle strength. Gradually, the train traffic was resumed. Town were on the road for days. To get some food in the countryside. Travel was highly dangerous. But the trains again. Even at the usual pace. 1953 have been promoted already against 1.4 billion travelers. The steam locomotive, however, there was no future. More and more this steel horses dämmerten dismantling contrary. The end came not surprisingly, however, the electrification started even before the war was continued. 1950 were 1200 km track under wire. A new railway age had dawned. Modern technology opened up a new, more rational energy conversion. Today, the electrified route network comprises about 10,000 km. Alone on this 10,000 km, modern trains provide 80% of the of the federal railway transportation service.
Travel comfort after 1 1/2 centuries: A development of the rolling plush class of the American Carpenter George Mortimer Pullman to the modern second class and the Europ: reality become dream fast convenient connections between the centres in Europe.
For goods, rail are the fastest roads. Over 300,000 wagons roll on Germany's Rails. Built all until after the war. A wide range of available models solve the transport problems of our time. What began with inventors and pioneers, is today the backbone of economic connections - worn by many million railway workers all over the world. That those dreamed up not, prior to 140 years on the legendary ' Eagle ' 2 barrels beer as general cargo transported.