What is claimed to be the “shortest international railway” runs for a few metres between Nové Údolí in the Czech Republic and the other side of the now-open border with Germany.
The standard gauge line is on the alignment of a former railway which was fatally severed by the events of the 20th century. Not far away is a small railway museum in an old wagon, and also a rebuilt section of iron curtain.
The international line is operated using a push-along trolley made to look like a steam loco, complete with smoke. Unfortunately it only carries children, so I couldn’t ride on it when I visted on 3 August 2019; I did ask!
A Wickham automatic target trolley with a rebuilt superstructure being demonstrated at the Amberley Museum railway gala on 15 July 2018.
For obvious reasons, this would have operated unmanned when people were actually shooting at it…
A trip on the Drachenfels narrow gauge rack railway near Bonn in Germany in September 2017. I was looking to have a go at filming something using a mobile phone, and this seemed a handy excuse.