The Anonymous Widower

Short-Notice Spaghetti Trains Organised To get Pasta Across The Alps

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Railway Gazette.

This is the introductory paragraph.

DB Schenker has organised the transport of several hundred tonnes of pasta by rail from Italy to Germany, enabling 650 Aldi supermarkets to replenish supplies which had been depleted by customers stocking up during the coronavirus pandemic.

I can’t help feeling that this story pays homage to Richard Dimbleby‘s classic April Fool story about the spaghetti harvest in Switzerland.

April 6, 2020 - Posted by | Food, Transport/Travel | , , , , , , , ,


  1. I checked the date when I first saw this 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Comment by mauricegreed | April 6, 2020 | Reply

    • And if anywhere is likely to have warehouses full of pasta it is Italy – after all durum wheat is all harvested in late summer / autumn in Italy, but eaten all year round.

      Comment by R. Mark Clayton | April 7, 2020 | Reply

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