Medical Train #17
In the 1950s, the German State Railroad Company started to produce the first catastrophe trains. Officially they were planned as emergency trains during natural disasters. But this civil protection was only a disguise. Off the record those vehicles should serve as ambulance trains for the USSR and the GDR’s National People's Army. Allegedly those trains were only in transit during night hours to prevent possible espionage activities. In case of a nuclear war those vehicles would have been called into action as some kind of first care. Fortunately, the deployment of the trains didn’t become necessary.
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