A near universal scene... until you understand the detail. This branch line runs under a gate in a 10 foot high fence on concrete posts topped with razor wire. Behind the fence is the USAFE's Bitburg Air Base. The branch line is on the Deutsche Bundesbahn and was for the occasional delivery of very heavy "objects."
This base is closed now. The fence is gone, the property has been returned to the German government, and the buildings have been torn down or converted to civilian use. I called this place home (APO 09132) for two years of my life.
for a few more pictures of this time.