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What does it mean "Pleitegeier"?
Br Jesper L.
Pleitegeier is the descriptive name given to the logo of the SBB <+>
It originally referred to a vulture circling a business which was on the brink of bankruptcy.
Some say that the origin was the Yiddish term for somebody who went bankrupt (Plejte gejer) (Pleite Geher)
I don't know where the term because associated with the SBB Logo.
That was really helpful and interesting.
Seems that the old Swiss flügelrad logo (with wings and wheel) reminds very much about the old Danish logo, but the Danish wheel had a crown on the top to represent that Denmark is a kingdom. DSB (Danish States Railways) have changed logo too a couple of times as seen here, in Danish, sorry: https://www.udogse.dk/logo-foerer/.
Thanks and regards,