Medical Train, Germany

Medical Train Germany

A train that was used as an ambulance and mobile hospital in Germany. The train is well preserved and in good condition.

Visited May 2015  Germany Germany Disused, Preserved Visit type: With permission

The medical train is a set of railway carriages that were used as an ambulance and mobile hospital. Many ambulance trains were used during the first ans second world wars, but few remain to this day. This is a fine example of such which has been well preserved.

Each carriage provides a different function. The first we entered contained many beds and would have functioned much like a hospital ward where patients remain in bed and nurses could tend to them. Moving down the train we next come to the treatment areas. One area is set aside as a basic surgery, with a medical bed complete with stirrups and operating light above. A number of cabinets contain surgical implements and medicine.

The rest of the train is taken up by other supporting facilities such as a kitchen, administration/office area and a well stocked maintenance department. The foremost section is the locomotive containing two diesel engines. There was no sign of a drivers cab unfortunately, so I guess that section has previously been removed.

 

Medical Train, Germany - Looking into the treatment area
Medical Train, Germany – Looking into the treatment area
Medical Train, Germany - Examination bed in treatment area
Medical Train, Germany – Examination bed in treatment area
Medical Train, Germany - Treatment bed
Medical Train, Germany – Treatment bed
 
Medical Train, Germany - Stirrups on bed
Medical Train, Germany – Stirrups on bed
Medical Train, Germany - Medical items on a tray
Medical Train, Germany – Medical items on a tray
Medical Train, Germany - Bed from the end
Medical Train, Germany – Bed from the end
 
Medical Train, Germany - The medical bay
Medical Train, Germany – The medical bay
Medical Train, Germany - The "ward" with rows of bunk beds for patients to sleep
Medical Train, Germany – The “ward” with rows of bunk beds for patients to sleep
Medical Train, Germany - On one of the beds
Medical Train, Germany – On one of the beds
 
Medical Train, Germany - More beds in smaller area
Medical Train, Germany – More beds in smaller area
Medical Train, Germany - Doctor's bag
Medical Train, Germany – Doctor’s bag
Medical Train, Germany - Bandages
Medical Train, Germany – Bandages
 
Medical Train, Germany - Store cupboard
Medical Train, Germany – Store cupboard
Medical Train, Germany - Kitchen area
Medical Train, Germany – Kitchen area
Medical Train, Germany - Galley kitchen
Medical Train, Germany – Galley kitchen
 
Medical Train, Germany - Pots and pans
Medical Train, Germany – Pots and pans
Medical Train, Germany - Fully equipped kitchen
Medical Train, Germany – Fully equipped kitchen
Medical Train, Germany - Staff sleeping quarters
Medical Train, Germany – Staff sleeping quarters
Medical Train, Germany - Beds with blankets
Medical Train, Germany – Beds with blankets
 
Medical Train, Germany - Private room
Medical Train, Germany – Private room
Medical Train, Germany - Telephones in office / telecoms room
Medical Train, Germany – Telephones in office / telecoms room
Medical Train, Germany - Old telephones
Medical Train, Germany – Old telephones
 
Medical Train, Germany - Telephone detail
Medical Train, Germany – Telephone detail
Medical Train, Germany - Two large diesel engines
Medical Train, Germany – Two large diesel engines
Medical Train, Germany - Engine control
Medical Train, Germany – Engine control
 
Medical Train, Germany - Diesel engine
Medical Train, Germany – Diesel engine
Medical Train, Germany - External of the railway carriages
Medical Train, Germany – External of the railway carriages
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