Germany - diesel locomotives of DB AG and DB Cargo
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This is some of the very newest diesel traction power of DB.
It is a Bombardier TRAXX diesel of Br 245. It has four engines and it can use just some of them or all of them
at the same time depending on the need. Here the locomotive is seen pulling a car train of the "Sylt Shuttle",
which links the town of Westerland located on the island of Sylt to mainland at Niebüll. There is no road from
the island to the mainland, but only a train line and a ferry. Picture at Niebüll station 9.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.
A "Sylt Shuttle" car shuttle train is arriving from the island of Sylt to the station of Niebüll on the mainland.
The locomotive is a brand new Br 245 multiple engine TRAXX diesel. Picture in Niebüll 9.7.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.
The class 294 is old, but still quite common in shunting yards throughout Germany. Gradually they are being replaced by
newer machines. Picture in Trier 18.12.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.
The old diesel locomotive class of V160, currently classes 210, 215, 216, 217, 218 and 225 used to be extremely common
throughout Germany. These are 1960s diesel engines. Many have already been scrapped, but it is still possible to see
some in daily use, like here a Br 218 machine with old "n-Wagen" or "Silberling" coaches. The painting is new, but otherwise
this is pure 1960s - 1970s stuff. Picture at Ulm station 13.9.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.
It's old, it's weak, it's ugly, but it's still there. A Br 218 at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof 8.7.2015. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.