Along the tracks -  tracks and trails of former rail way transport in Frankfurt:

 

 

For the trains and coaches their time has gone. Some of them are placed on sidetracks as long as possible. Other trains are forgotten - together with the rails on which they moved. Hundreds of kilometers of railway tracks are left on the ground. To be turned into a dumb site became a kind of natural fate in urban environments like Frankfurt. In other cases rain, sun and wind bring back new life. Pioneer plants, mostly grasses, birch trees and blackberry hedges are the firsts to settle between sleepers, asphalt and gravel.

Necessities, efforts and money to conserve the trains are rare. Some trains are cared by small groups of train enthusiast. But even for them it's fight against the time.