Biggest rail fair beats records!

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Solaris 5-segment Tramino, the variant operating in Poznan, but in Olsztyn livery. Photo courtesy Kurier Kolejowy.

(Click photo to go to the Kurier Kolejowy InnoTrans photo gallery.)

The largest yet Innotrans – the most important railway trade fair in the world – is over. The organisers, Berlin Messe, estimate that by the time the gates closed this afternoon a record 120,000 visitors had come to the fair.

Bombardier Flexity tram, already operating in Blackpool and Cracow, in Cracow livery. Photo courtesy Railway Gazette.)

(Click photo to go to the Railway Gazette InnoTrans photo gallery.)

2,500 companies from 49 countries exhibited their wares. The fair attracted 54 exhibitors from Poland underlying the importance of the railway industry to the country’s exports.

Exhibition organiser checks that all the outdoor exhibits are in the right place. Emma waits in the background. Photo courtesy InnoTrans.

(Click photo to go to the InnoTrans outdoor exhibit photo gallery.)

While the latest locomotives and rolling stock attracted a great deal of interest, the undoubted star of the show during the public open days was Emma, a diminutive 0-4-0T built by Hanomag in 1925 and owned by H. F. Wiebe GmbH.

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