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photo 17-D-3025
Class 187
750 Stuttgart - Ulm

21st Century Electro-Diesel

Railpool's 187.308, a Bormbardier Traxx AC3 electric fitted with a "last mile" diesel engine, led a train of oil tanks westwards towards Süßen on the afternoon of 10 May 2017.

The concept is the same as that used in British Rails Class 73, introduced in 1962, an electric locomotive with a small diesel engine to enable it to shunt sidings or work on branch lines away from the electrified network. It's just amazing that it took half a century to catch on elsewhere.
camera : Nikon D610
lens : 70-200mm f/2.8
focal length : 85 mm
shutter : 1/1000sec
aperture : f/9.0
ISO : 400
original : Digital 24 MP NEF
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