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Mitropa Dining Car in Leipzig Station (editor's title)

Leipzig Station
An East German passenger train carrying a Mitropa "speisewagen" (dining car) stopped in the Leipzig station. Mitropa was a catering company that managed sleeping and dining car services on German railroads during much of the 20th century. Deeply routed in German politics, Mitropa was formed during World War I after Germany stopped using the services of the French-owned International Sleeping Car Company. After the division of Germany following World War II, Mitropa continued serving East German trains, but in 1994 again took over nationwide operations. It was one of a very few East German companies to take over a West German firm. Due to rising expenses, Mitropa exited the railroad business in 2002. Sleeping and dining car services on German trains now come from the Swiss-owned CityNightLine.
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, Leipzig, East Germany; Temporal, c1970
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created c1970
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Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Leipzig, East Germany
Equipment: Cars Dining Car
Collection Arthur Dubin
Institution
Image ID Dubin.I.25.18
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