Overhead Railway Patch • Germany • 1960s

Here’s an anorak patch from the 1960s that I found today. It shows the overhead railway in Wuppertal, Germany.

Technically, the railway is a suspension railway, identified as the Electric Elevated Railway Installation. There was once something similar in Liverpool. Nowadays, this has the look of a future that might once have been…

The line was originally built at the end of the 19C, and began carrying passengers in 1901. Today, the railway has been entirely modernised and carries 82 000 passengers daily.

In the old days, these kinds of woven badges were sold as modest souvenirs to visitors. You could sew the patches onto the sleeves of your anorak, or onto your rucksack. I may put this onto one of my scarves.


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