Saturday, February 27, 2021
Roermond is actually a fair way inland, presumably where the the train began/ended. The departure point for the ship would have been Hoek van Holland.
Friday, February 26, 2021
The boy up the signal looks too young to have been there for any official reason, perhaps he was the son the photographer. See earlier posts.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
"The railway bridge over Dangė river was built in 1874, during the construction of Klaipėda-Tilsit railway. The bridge was built by workers from Joniškis. Built of stones with five semi-circular arches, it looked rather stern and magnificent. Eventually the trains between Klaipėda and Tilsit became regular."The highest arch of the bridge was 13.25 metres wide and 8.5 m high above water. The bridge supports had ledges, which used to protect it against damage during the ice-drift. However, the bridge was inconvenient for ship traffic: ships had to lower their masts to pass through. Therefore, it was equipped with a special mechanism to raise the masts. The primary bridge was destroyed in 1944–1945, as the Red Army took over the city. The current metal bridge was reconstructed after the war. A fragment of the stonework of the old bridge can still be visible near the foundation of the new one." Source
See earlier posts on Memel.