The first train
The first train on the Fugleflugtslinje, which
was inaugurated in 1963, whizzes past. Photo: Susanne Nielsen
In connection with the gathering of stories about the houses
that are being demolished ahead of the construction of the tunnel
across the Fehmarn Belt, Susanne Nielsen talks about the time when
the first train ran along the Fugleflugtslinje.
It was a great event, and all of the local schoolchildren were
lined up - as were many other people - on the platform in Rødbyhavn
to see the very first train on the stretch. Susanne Nielsen
had not yet started school in 1963, and she was disappointed that
she was not going to share the experience with the other children.
She was therefore chuffed when her mother told her that the train
would drive past their home first. They lived at the Rixø farm at
Strandholmsvej 6, and a little photo session was prepared behind
the barn where the train would run closely by the family's
The idea was that the children were to be in the picture of the
train, but it raced past at such high speed that this did not work
out. Instead, the children were captured in a subsequent photo.
The train has passed the Rixø farm at
Strandholmsvej 6. Susanne Nielsen is the girl at the far left.
Photo: Susanne Nielsen
This picture is from the family's first trip to
Germany on the ferry in 1963. Photo: Susanne Nielsen