Posted: 5 July 2009

Taken:2009-07-05 16:18:08
Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: -1/3
Exposure Time:1/250
Focal Length:18 mm


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One of the odder, if not the oddest, classes of cars in DB property is the class 388 Einheitshilfsgerätewagen (standard assistance tool car). With the outside frame construction and riding on american-style trucks, it looks like it might it better in Germany’s 1950s than today. Still, here it is, positioned all over the network (there’s even one i Aachen, but I never managed to take a good picture of it), ready to help with all sorts of emergencies.

Number 60 80 99-11 029-8 is stationed in Hagen central station, which might possibly be one of the weirdest stations I’ve ever been to, with all platforms having generally four (instead of two) tracks and half-length passage tracks and other things that don’t make any sense at all to me. It’s also ugly and dirty on the inside, but sadly, this is the default rather than the exception in North-Rhine Westphalia.


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