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    On 01/09/2017 at 14:48, pegasus1831 said:

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    On 01/09/2017 at 17:09, GreyC said:

    Could the last gentleman be King Ludwig III of Bavaria?

    Impossible, even from the awards, but you're not the first one to think so, which suggests there is much resemblance. As this photo (or one exactly like it) used to be mine, and we had discussed it earlier, I can give full information on him: 

    "Eugen MAHLA, königlich bayerischer Regierungsdirektor, geboren zu Limbach am 25. März 1834, besuchte die Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe, trat dann in den praktischen Eisenbahndienst über und bekleidete verschiedene Stellungen beim Bau und Betrieb der privilegierten bayerischen Ostbahnen und der pfälzischen Eisenbahnen. Im Jahre 1874 zur Generaldirektion der königlich bayerischen Verkehrsanstalten als Obermaschinen-Ingenieur berufen, wurde er hier zum General-Direktionsrat und Regierungsdirektor befördert und mit der Leitung der maschinentechnischen Abteilung der General-Direktion betraut. Ende 1900 trat er in den Ruhestand. Als Mitglied der General-Direktion vertrat er diese lange Jahre bei der Kommission des Vereins deutscher Eisenbahnverwaltungen für technische und Betriebsangelegenheiten und anderer Kommissionen. Außer der Orden der Eisernen Krone II. Klasse ist er Inhaber des königlich preußischen Kronenordens II Klasse und des Roten Adler Ordens III. Klasse, des königlich bayerischen Ordens vom hl. Michael I. Klasse, des Militärverdienstordens I. Klasse und des Luitpold-Kreuzes für 40jährige Dienstzeit, des königlich sächsischen Albrecht-Ordens I. Klasse und des Komtur-Kreuzes des königlich belgischen Leopoldordens."

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    Hello , Nice photos .thanks for share . Interestingly the two Bavarian gentlemen portrayed are high rank officials of the Royal Bavarian Railways .perhaps due to the relationship between the two Royal Houses in some moment Bavaria and Belgium interactuated in Railways matter

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    Just by way of information: one does not need to look for a special connection between Bavaria and Belgium to interact in railway matters. Prior to WWI Belgium was the 6th economy in the world (26th in 2018) and thé specialist in the field of trains, locomotives and railways. 1st railway on mainland Europe was constructed in Belgium in 1835 and in 1914 there were nearly 4000 locomotives and railway tracks laid from  Russia to China and in South-America.  There were Belgian engineers working all over the world doing railroad construction. The Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, was founded in 1876 by Belgian engineer Nagelmackers and would operate dozens of regular international train services over Europe. (most famous one being the Oriënt Express).


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