Friday, January 29, 2016

West German 012 class

An 012 class, 4-6-2 'Pacific' type, is seen in May 1975 with a local train at Leer in Ostfriesland over the Emsland line in the direction of Rheine.  The passenger cars are Silberlinge but the luggage van behind the tender is in the cream and dark teal livery then making its appearance on the DB.

This three-cylinder loco was built in 1940, weight 110 tonnes and top speed 140 km/h.  The year 1975 was their last in service.  (scanned from an old calendar, original credited to Udo Paulitz)


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