(9 photos) Where ever there is industrialisation there is transportation. For the past 200 years Germany’s economy has been predominantly held up by its level of manufacture. A rail system was quickly developed as was The Ruhr and it initially the supplier of many of the raw materials required for the building of the train line and other materials required for industry. Now the Ruhr’s production of coal and steel has declined and these raw materials are now imported. The “made in Germany” trademark is known world-wide for its excellence. Such as Mercedes. Much of the specialised intensive care equipment that I uses was “made in Germany” and considered state of the art.
Transportation is therefore a must. Raw materials need to be bought in and the finished goods need to be taken to market. In Germany there are three major modes of cargo transportation and if you have ever travelled the Autobahns on a Friday you will know just how many huge trucks are on the move. Barge is a major way of moving goods.
Travelling the scenic route along the Nekar and Rhine Rivers the barges, loaded with their containers.
Having to pass through locks along the way.
Road transport is also vast. The reason Friday let you see just how many trucks are on the German motorways is because from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday no trucks are prohibited on the roads. On Friday all the trucks are trying to get to their destinations, home or out of Germany by the clock’s strike of 12. As an Australian country girl I found it daunting being surrounded on three lanes by huge trucks whilst on the outer lane the cars were just moving so quickly it was next to impossible to make the move out, into it and then you had to move. There was just nowhere to go. Why I didn’t take a photo I don’t know. I take everything else but with a lack of factories in my photo albums trucks and signs of industrialisation probably just don’t appeal.
This truck from industrialised Australia.
In response to Cee’s fun foto prompt industrial