Where in the world is Sonneberg?

Sonneberg, a small town of about 20,000 souls, calls itself the “Weltspielzeugstadt”! Loosely translated it would mean “The World’s Toy Capital”. Quite a boast for a town of that size, but, as we shall find out, there is indeed some merit to this extravagant claim.  The town is on the southern edge of the “Thuringian […]

A visit to InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany (Part One)

Every other year Berlin, Germany hosts the purportedly largest railroad industry exhibition in the world: InnoTrans. There the railroad industry displays its newest and best it has to offer: Be it new locomotives or something as mondain as rail clips. It appears that 2016 was another banner year for the show. According to the Berlin Messe […]