updated : 2017/03/16
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Agilis

Agilis

Agilis operates local passenger services on a number of lines in north-east Bayern, using Class 440 EMUs on lines from Regensburg and Class 650 DMUs around Hof, Marktredwitz and Bayreuth.
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updated : 2017/03/16
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ALEX

ALEX

ALEX started life in 2002 as the Allgäu Express, operating fast trains between München and Oberstdorf. In late 2007 the franchise was expanded to include München - Lindau and München - Hof services and, from 2010, some cross-border services to Plzen. ALEX uses class 223 diesels and class 183 electrics on its trains.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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Cantus

Cantus

Cantus is a joint venture between the Hamburger Hochbahn and Hessische Landesbahn and had operated local passenger services around Kassel using 3-car class 427 and 4-car class 428 Stadler Flirt articulated EMUs since the end of 2006.
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updated : 2017/03/10
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Captrain

Captrain

Captrain's origins were were in Rail4Chem, an independent operator set up by and for the chemical industry in 2000. Rail4Chem was bought by Veolia in 2008 and in 2009 passed to SNCF and was grouped with it's other German operations as Captrain Deutschland.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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CD

CD

Czech Railways (ČD) locos work EuroCity passengers and many freight trains along the Elbe Valley to Dresden and occasionally further into Germany
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updated : 2016/07/05
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Crossrail

Crossrail

Crossrail is a private freight operator that specialises in long distance traffic between the low countries and Italy via Germany and Switzerland. The company has a significant presence in Germany and its locos are a common sight on German main lines.
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updated : 2017/03/16
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DB

DB

DB or Die Bahn, formerly Deutsche Bundesbahn, is Germany's state railway and operates passenger and freight trains across Germany. Many regional passenger services have been taken over by other operators and independents are also very active in the freight sector. However, DB is the biggest presence by far with a massive and varied fleet of diesel and electric locos and multiple units.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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Lokomotion

Lokomotion

Lokomotion is an open access freight operator specialising in routes between southern Germany and Italy or Slovenia via the Brenner and Tauern routes. It operates a fleet of modern electric locomotives of classes 185, 186 and 189 as well as some older ex DB electrics of classes 139 and 151 and a single class 212 diesel.
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updated : 2017/03/15
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MRCE Dispolok

MRCE Dispolok

MRCE Dispolok is one of Europe's largest locomotive hire companies with a fleet of over 130 modern diesel and electric locomotives, most of them registered in Germany. Dispoloks can be seen all over Germany on freights and on a number of passenger services operated by DB and the independent sector.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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NOB

NOB

The Nord-Ostsee Bahn or NOB operates regional services between Hamburg and Westerland with a fleet of class 223 and 251 diesels working push-pull equipment. It also operates a few trains between Itzehoe and Heide or Husum with DMUs but the vast majority of services are loco hauled.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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ÖBB

ÖBB

The locomotives of ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen), the Austrian state operator, are a common sight on Germany's electrified main lines. Class 1016 and 1116 electrics are booked to work passenger trains as far north as Hamburg and appear on freights on many parts of the network. Other classes can appear as well but are fairly uncommon these days.
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updated : 2017/03/10
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Pressnitztalbahn

Pressnitztalbahn

Press is an offshoot of the Pressnitztalbahn, a preserved 760mm gauge line. It owns, operates and hires out an interesting fleet of standard gauge diesels and electrics including some vintage machines.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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RTS

RTS

RTS is an Austrian based freight operator owned by the Swietelsky construction company and it's rail operations are closely linked to infrastructure projects in Germany and Austria although it does handle other freight work as well.
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updated : 2017/03/10
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SBB Cargo

SBB Cargo

SBB Cargo is the freight arm of the Swiss national operator and operates in Germany as SBB Cargo Deutschland. A number of SBB Cargo electrics are also hired to German independent operators and can appear anywhere on the electrified network. Class 482 electrics, similar to DB class 185, are the most visible type although class 421 (Re4/4ii equipped for operation in Germany) also appear.
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updated : 2016/07/05
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SVG

SVG

SVG started as a preservation operation based on the Staudenbahn, a closed line near Augsburg but has expanded into the loco hire business. SVG's ex ÖBB class 2143 diesels have been used on ALEX passenger services and they also have an ex ÖBB class 1142 electric available.
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updated : 2016/07/05
5 photos
Vogtlandbahn

Vogtlandbahn

The Vogtlandbahn started operating in 1994, running local passenger services in the Vogtland area of Sachsen and has expanded since to neighbouring areas of Thüringen and Bayern. It also operates across the border into the Czech Republic on several routes. Vogtlandbahn services are operated by DMUs but the company also operates loco hauled services under the ALEX brand.
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updated : 2017/03/16
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independents

independents

Germany has a large number of independent railway operators, some large international companies or foreign state operators, others small niche operators or preservation groups with one or two locos for hire. It all makes for a vibrant scene with plenty of variety of diesel and electric loco types and liveries working both passenger and freight trains all over Germany.
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updated : 2017/03/10
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foreign locos

foreign locos

Germany sees a lot of foreign locos on its railways, partly because it has land borders with no fewer than nine other countries and partly because independent operators have found it easier to acquire second hand locos abroad than from DB, their main competitor.
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