Posted: 28 June 2009
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The V 60 of east Germany is a light-to-medium switcher that can also used for local freight trains, and is a direct replacement for the pre-war class 80 steam locomotive. A number of them were directly delivered to factories all over the country, to handle internal movements. D-02, belonging to Fels, the owner of the quarries in Rübeland, might be one of them, but could also have been bought from former DR stock.
An oddity is the label “funkferngesteuert”, meaning “remote controlled”. The remote control is not so odd, most switching diesels seem to have it these days, but unlike the US, it’s rare that someone bothers to announce it here in europe in this way.