Inside Albanias train garage

Smell of DDR times

Once I was officially allowed to take pictures at albanian train stations and trains the doors swung wide open. Without asking for it I was driven to the train garages in Durres. It felt like beeing transfered back to the DDR in their 80ties. They have no new equipment or spare parts for the old trains and wagons. So they take the old trains appart and use them as replacement storrage. The smell in the big factory halls was just like the smell at my grandfathers Trabant garage in DDR in the 80tie.