National Geographic : 1949 May
609 Fenno Jacobs from Black Star Always Room for Another Dozen! Sardines Might Enjoy Streetcar Travel in Berlin On the Schloss-Strasse a trolley halts to unload a few passengers and take on twice as many more. Wooden panels replace the car's window glass, de stroyed by bombs. Berlin's transportation system suffered heavy war damage. Even though repair work was rushed, it was far short of adequate when the blockade began. Since then there has been virtually no improve- ment. Power failures frequently halt all lines. To get to or from work, Berliners sometimes wait hours. When a car stops, there is a confused strug gle, with those trying to get aboard bucking a tide of others seeking to get off. When the car moves on, it bears dozens of pas sengers who jam the interior, cling to steps, hang from windows, and even perch on the roof.