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railroad crossing Drausendorfer Krone

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The picture shows the level crossing Drausendorfer Crown at Zittau in Saxony. You must hurry to get the picture finished before the next train comes.Next door you can see the old signalman's house with a garden.Unfortunately, it is often at this level crossing accidents.

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