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The Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft had the class 03 developed to supplement the heavy express train locomotive 01, which was designed for operation on well-developed main lines. Between 1930 and 1937, 298 examples of the 1980 hp two-cylinder locomotive with a top speed of 130 km/h were built. In front of light and medium-heavy passenger trains, the three-couplers impressed with their good driving characteristics, but in many DB departments in the 1950s the travel times of the express trains more…

BR 52.80 DR N XL L M4

In the late 1950s German Deutsche Reichsbahn DR decided to modernize war-design freight locomotive BR 52. Around 200 samples received new boilers. The locos developed 1600 hp and reached a maximum speed of 80 km/h. With its axle load of only 16,3 tons the locos were used for freight and passenger trains even on branch lines.

BR 52 N XL L M4

In 1939 German Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft DRG received 1st of more than 3100 samples of 2-10-0 two-cylinder steam loco BR 50. The loco developed 1625 HP and reached a maximum speed of 80 km/h. With its axle load of just 15,2 tons the locos were used even on branch lines with light weight rails. Locos of DB quitted service in 1977, the DR locos were used for ten more years.

Vossloh G1700-2 BB N XL L M4

Starting in 2002, Vossloh developed the four-axle diesel-hydraulic G1700-2 BB for heavy shunting and medium-duty freight train service. The Caterpillar 3512B diesel engine was customized to deliver 1700 kW at 1800 rpm. The transmission came from the more powerful G2000 with only two converters and a mechanical shift stage. With a top speed of 100 km/h, the owners of the four-axle locomotives are also happy to use the locomotives for main line service. Vossloh was able to sell 31 copies in more…

BR 218 MTU-12V-956-TB11 blau N XL L M4

After stricter exhaust gas values had been in effect since the early 1990s, it was clear that the 218 that were due for reengineering can no longer be equipped with the exhaust-optimized 12-cylinder diesel engine 12 V 956 TB11, as this no longer complied with the limit values. MTU therefore took the previous engine block from the TB11 and changed the electronics. The blue paintwork also makes the new motor look different from its gray predecessor. The soundscape of the two TB11 versions differs more…

SBB Am 843 N XL L M4

Between 2002 and 2011, the Swiss Federal Railways SBB and Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon BLS purchased a total of 79 units of the Am 843 series from Vossloh for the heavy shunting and handover service. The Caterpillar diesel motor delivers 1500 kW and accelerates the locomotive top speed to a maximum of 100 km/h at 1800 1/min.


Between 1952 and 1957, the Swedish State Railways SJ procured a total of 93 examples of the Da for use in front of passenger and freight trains. The rod-driven three-coupler with jackshaft is based on the proven D series. After a few years of operation, the spoked wheels were replaced by rubber-sprung models, which significantly improved handling up to higher speeds. In operation, the top speed of the 1840 kW 1'C1' locomotives was limited to 100 km/h. From 1990, the reliable machines began to more…

Schienenstraßenbus BS300 N XL L M4

From 1950 the German Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) started trials with road-rail trucks and omnibuses, including buses from the Northwest German Vehicle Works NWF. In 1953, these attempts resulted in an order for 50 rail-road buses, each with two separate biaxial rail bogies. The latter was made by Waggon- und Maschinenbau Donauwörth WMD. In addition to the brake system with an additional air compressor, the installation of a second reverse gear designed for speeds of up to 40 km/h was a major more…

SNCF BB9200 / BB25100 N XL L M4

In 1957, the BB9200 was the first version of a family of locomotives from the French state railways SNCF, which shared the box body but had different gearboxes and equipment for different power systems. The 92 examples of the BB9200 express train locomotive for the 15kV direct current network are accelerated to a maximum speed of 160 km/h by four CEM 931B GLM electric motors with a combined output of 4100 kW. Since the locomotives were also to be used on ramps, the SNCF ordered 30 units with an more…

ET85 DR / BR485 DB N XL L M4

Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft DRG ordered 32 samples of electric railcar ET 85 in 1927. The four-axle units develop 500 kW and reach a maximum speed of 75 km/h (ET 85 05 and 09 enabled for 100 km/h).

Engineer/driver mode:

F4 / F5 - Pantograph up / down (only available in Engineer/driver mode). Engineer/driver mode switch on with CV170 = 1, Engineer/driver mode switch off with CV170 = 0)
The Engineer/driver mode serves as a prototypical control of the train. The realistic start up process more…