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Dead Weight

232.262 and 233.040 climbed out of the Fichtelnaab Valley on the approach to Reuth (bei Erbendorf) with northbound freight EZ 51721 on Thursday 5 May 2016. The pair seemed to be making heavy weather of the climb but only the leading loco was working and rather than providing power, the second Ludmilla was just dead weight.

Several double headers were seen during the trip but there were never any indications that the second loco was working. Rather than being required to help with heavy trains, it seems that the additional locos were being ferried from one place to another to cope with unbalanced traffic flows.
camera : Nikon D610
 
lens : 70-200mm f/2.8
 
focal length : 70 mm
 
shutter : 1/800sec
 
aperture : f/10.0
 
ISO : 400
 
original : Digital 24 MP NEF
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