About the Book
An impression of a five day railhobby trip to Ostfriesland, a part of the German federal state of Niedersachsen, situated in the outmost northwest of the country, near the Dutch border. The author visited the narrow gauge railways of the German Wadden Islands Borkum and Langeoog and the so called Küstenbahn, a museum railway between Norden and Dornum. But beside railway objects he also pays attention to the ferry services between the mainland and the islands, and the history, language, culture and landscape of the area concerned. Special attention is given to the picturesque towns of Jever and Leer, the leaning church tower at Suurhusen and the port of Wilhelmshaven.
The book contains 136 pictures, most in colour, and 5 maps.
I was born on the 23th Oktober 1935 in Amsterdam. As a child I was already very interested in streetcars and public railways. When I was 25 years old I started to photograph these subjects. In daily life a had a lot of professions. The last 20 years before my retirement I was active as a teacher at an institute of moral education. In 2000 I published my first book, about the 'blue' tramcars of Amsterdam. Since then three other books followed, about the Amsterdam three-axle cars, the Rotterdam tram system and the 40th anniversary of the Rotterdam metro. In 2007 I discovered Blurb. Yet I can also publish less selling titles, for instance the this year finished book about the Amsterdam Union tramcars. I am not only interested in public transport. Under a pen name I also publish poems, columns, essays and short stories.