My sons gave me the idea of composing my personal Home Page. I aim to tell stories of my life, to give an insight in my interests and concerns. To open subjects to my foreign readers I wrote the greater part in English. That I have been part of the Railway business is irrelevant. Since I am retired, I have not to offer any thing to customers. It is true, I am still interested in railway traffic but much more in transportation policies and their impact to the economy and environment. My past leisure occupations are alive the longer the better. I am concerned with hiking, gardening, medicine, events of worldwide importance and poverty.
Nevertheless, I hope my writing will also manifest my sense for humor, muse and beauty spots. I should like to express my sincere thanks to my son Silvio, who has installed my computers, and to my eldest son, Marco, who has provided his unusual combination of specialist skills to setup my homepage. We have all gained great satisfaction from putting this volume together and hope that the readers will both enjoy and profit from what it has to offer. For concluding I owe a debt of gratitude to those who helped me in various ways during my life.
It goes without saying that my beloved wife Metka is in the first place!
In consideration of readers having no command of English, some sections will be in German.