So Funktioniert das Bahnbetriebswerk (Transpress)

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This book provides a detailed description of what happens at a railway maintenance depot, past and present. It is divided into five chapters:

  • The historical background: how maintenance depots were organised in the 19th and early 20th century and on the separate East and West German rail networks.
  • The main features of a maintenance depot, such as water towers, loco washing bays, coal bunkers and diesel fuelling points.
  • Turntables, traversers, wheel lathes, workshops, and depot heating, water and power supplies.
  • Shunters, snowploughs and other maintenance vehicles.
  • How steam locos are maintained and prepared for service.

Over 100 photos. 158 pages. Hardback. German text. Published 2006.

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