updated : 2017/05/29
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diesel locos

diesel locos

Germany is one of the few countries to persevere with large diesel-hydraulic locomotives although diesel-electrics are also in widespread use. DB operates a sizeable fleet of both types including class 218 D-H and class 232 D-E machines. The independent sector uses a wide variety of locos including modern designs from Siemens and Vossloh and a few foreign classes such as Danish MYs and Austrian 2143s.
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updated : 2017/05/29
409 photos
electric locos

electric locos

Germany was a pioneer of 15kV 16.7Hz AC electrification in the early 20th Century and the electrified network now covers virtually all major routes and many secondary lines as well. A wide variety of electric locomotives, ancient and modern, are in use with DB and independent operators and can be seen on freights, regional and long-distance passenger trains all over the country.
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updated : 2017/05/28
118 photos
DMUs

DMUs

There have been diesel railcars in Germany for many years but DMUs didn't really take off until the end of the 20th Century. Now they're everywhere. From rural branchlines to long cross country routes between major cities like Dresden and Nürnberg, DMUs rule the rails, away from the wires at least. There are even diesel versions of the flagship ICE trains.
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updated : 2017/05/29
48 photos
EMUs

EMUs

Germany was a pioneer of electric railcars and EMUs at the turn of the 20th Century and is now home to a huge variety of designs operating all types of train. These range from tram type vehicles trundling along rural branchlines to the high capacity S-Bahn EMUs that keep the cities moving and the ICEs speeding between them at 300km/h.
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updated : 2017/05/29
379 photos
freight

freight

Germany has a flourishing independent rail freight sector and competition has encouraged DB to sharpen it's act, resulting in more traffic for the state operator as well. The vast majority of freight runs on electrified lines but I've made a point of seeking out the best diesel freight workings so the content of this gallery doesn't give a true impression of the relative proportions handled by each type of traction.
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updated : 2017/05/29
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loco hauled passengers

loco hauled passengers

Germany still has quite a lot of locomotive hauled passenger trains although DMUs and EMUs are rapidly taking over all types of service. Although the majority of loco-hauled services are operated by DB, the independent sector has a few high profile regional operations including NOB services from Hamburg and ALEX services from München and Regensburg.
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updated : 2016/07/05
50 photos
Sylt Shuttle

Sylt Shuttle

The Sylt Shuttle is a DB Autozug car carrying operation linking the island of Sylt with the mainland via the Hindenburgdamm. It's a bit like the Channel Tunnel but with no tunnel and diesel haulage. Trains run as frequently as half hourly, carrying all types of road vehicle from articulated lorries to cars and motorbikes.
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