|Its good to know that DB provides entertainment for the locals.|
|Because of high water the ferry was replaced by a bus.|
The tram ride was delightful. It runs on one side of the road through the national park in a steep sided wooded valley. The river is swift flowing. A kingfisher was perched on a log on the bank. The trams are all vintage. There are two sidings and we passed a train in each one, authority to run is by small cylindrical pieces of wood, three in total, painted different colors. At the falls the motor car runs round its train and returns, a half hour service is provided.
|Ready to leave Bad Schandau|
|Having uncoupled the motor car runs around its train at the falls|
|Running round at the Falls|
|The falls are only turned on for the tourists.|
|A train departing for Bad Schandau|
|The motorman's compartment showing the wooden token with a large split ring on one end|
It was soon time to return to Bad Schandau where the bus picked us up and returned us to the station. The timetable was completely out of whack and we had a long wait during which time we debated the best way to get back to Dresden. All trains were running late. A favorite would have been to have taken the train from Budapest but this was running 30 minutes late.
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|While waiting for a train to Dresden this Prague-bound train with a Czech locomotive came in.|