EK Special 139: Die DB vor 25 Jahren 1995 - Ausgabe West

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Part of the long-running Eisenbahn Kurier series of publications taking a nostalgic look at the railways of Germany 25 years ago. This volume examines the railways of the former West Germany in 1995, covering broadly the area operated by Deutshe Bundesbahn immediately prior to German re-unification.

The volume describes and illustrates key events that took place during the year and general changes to both passenger and freight traffic. It features intercity and urban railways, as well as taking a look at locomotive and rolling stock developments during the year.

1995 was a colourful year for German railways with the emergence of many new operating companies, especially in the area of local passenger traffic. The development and commissioning of new lightweight diesel multiple units was very much in the news and the second generation of ICE (Class 402) was launched. New designs of driving trailer cars brought new ways of working to many inter-regional services.

1995 also saw the launch of Deutsche Bahn’s new tourist train with its striking multi-coloured livery, but the unique "Glass Train" was tragically damaged beyond repair in an unfortunate accident and said its final goodbye. It was also the last year in service for the traditional battery-powered railbus.

EK Special 139: DB vor 25 Jahren – 1995: Ausgabe West uses a tried and tested formula to review the events in the former DB-operated area of Germany, using high quality colour illustrations throughout. It also includes a full list of all locomotives and multiple units that were new or withdrawn from stock during 1995, and a chronology of railway accidents and mishaps that occurred in the year. German text. 98 pages

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