Copenhagen to Nykøbing Falster

Train Ride from Copenhagen to Nykøbing, 5 July 2010
We took a morning train from Copenhagen to Nykøbing, en-route to Gedser for the ferry to Rostock.
Double-decker train, same stations in reverse as when we came to Copenhagen as far as Ringstead (pronounced RingstÉ, emphasis on last syllable, which because we in Britain mostly put the emphasis on the first syllable (RINGstead) can make the Danish language sound a bit to us like a tape recorder being played backwards).
The double-decker train is comfortable because it is pulled by a free-standing engine, so you don’t hear or feel the grumbling and juddering engine noise from under the carriages as you do so often. No noise of air conditioning either. And it has very few passengers; plenty of room to spread out.
I cannot find many photos of these DSB double-deckers on the web, which is surprising since trains is normally something that there is a veritable surfeit of. Here is one:
At Copenhagen main station. The destination indicator on the train says it is not in service, though it is of exactly the same type as the one we travelled on. This one pulled out and its brother came in.
A couple more: a bit fuzzy : this is much clearer. If you want to search for more then here is a good place to wade your way though.
Miserable little grey-bearded ticket collector on the train – too menacing-looking for a photo.
Past big farms, lots of wheat.
The display board at the end of the carriage shows ‘Naeste Station’, and a voice announces it.
Sounds Like
Nørre Alslev
Nerer Alsler
The town of Næstved markets itself as the capital of southern Zeeland, though as its brochure shows, it struggles a bit for a USP.
Denmark has at least two villages named Lundby, and one of the others is the more famous one because a battle took place there in 1864. This Lundby seems to be notable for: nothing. Certainly there appeared to be nothing in the town, apart from a few sleepy dwellings.
Between Vordingborg and Nørre Alslev the train crosses the 601-metre long Masnedsund Bridge, as it crosses from Zeeland to the island of Falster.
At Eskilstrup on the far side of the bridge is Demark’s Tractor Museum. We did not know this, though perhaps would not have got off the train to investigate, whatever.
And then:
The story continues with Nykøping to Gedser.


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