German Railways 6th edition Part 1: Locomotives & Multiple Units of Deutsche Bahn

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German Railways – Locomotives and Multiple Units of Deutsche Bahn – is the complete guide to all locomotives and multiple units in service with Germany’s former state railway operator, Deutsche Bahn. This 2018 edition has been completely revised and is fully updated. It includes:

  • A brief historical background to the railways of Germany.
  • Detailed fleet lists of all locomotives & multiple units in service.
  • A general overview of the organisation and structure of Deutsche Bahn and its position within the German railway network today.
  • Useful tips on fares and how the get to Germany from the UK.
  • Detailed maps of the German railway network.
  • An explanation of the DB numbering scheme, widely used as a standard in many areas of Europe, and how it has been adopted within the European Vehicle Numbering scheme.
  • Livery information.
  • Depot allocations.
  • Technical data for every class of locomotive and multiple unit.
  • Full lists of former DB steam, diesel and electric locomotives and multiple units that are now preserved.
  • Self-propelled departmental vehicles and internal user locomotives.
  • Over 70 colour illustrations.
  • An extensive list of locomotive and multiple unit builders
  • A glossary of useful railway-themed terms in German and English

This book has been compiled and updated by Today’s Railways editorial consultant, Brian Garvin. It is the result of many years of ongoing original research and has been compiled through countless visits to Germany and with the assistance of many contacts within the German railway industry.

German Railways Part 1: Locomotives & Multiple Units of Deutsche Bahn is part of the Platform 5 European Handbook series. It is the most comprehensive guide to the rolling stock operated by Germany’s former state operator. 224 pages. Published November 2018.

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