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The third and last one from todays shooting trains in the snow. A class 648 DMU is heading into Goslar station on it's way from Bad Harzburg to Holzminden. Neither is an important city, although both will tell you otherwise.

When the german railroad agency (Deutsche Bahn, DB) was in need of new, modern, light DMUs for secondary routes to follow up on class 628, they didn't turn to one manufacturer or at least one single type. Instead, we have eight different types (nine if you count differently), belonging to six different families of trains, made by four different companies. Complete nonsense in my opinion, but it makes german railroad lines much more varied, which is good for railroad fans. :D

Regional traffic is paid for by the individual Länder (states), who also finance the new DMUs. Consequently, the DMUs used in a state are usually manufactured there or in a neighboring state. Some exceptions apply, but for the most part, you can tell the rough region where a train picture was taken just by looking at the DMU.

This one has a class 648 DMU, which is also known as Alsthom LHB Coradia LINT 41 (no relation to the british D/EMU family of the same name), which means it's taken in the north-west region of Germany. And indeed, it's taken not even fifty kilometers from the plant of Alsthom's LHB subdivision in Salzgitter.

If you need more examples, compare my pictures taken in Cologne and Aachen, which show Bombardier Talents because they are built in North-Rhine Westphalia, with :iconkotbaum:'s, which are taken in Lower Saxony and, as you'd guess, mainly show LINT's like this one.
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Image size
1732x1299px 979.8 KB
Canon PowerShot A530
Shutter Speed
1/318 second
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Mar 22, 2008, 1:34:56 PM
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skogmesteren's avatar
Verdammt schön !
classictrains's avatar
A beautiful series... I love the colors in the fresh snow.
hunter1828's avatar
Eisenmann87's avatar
Huch, in DB Farben is die Ansicht doch etwas ungewohnt. :D
Ich persönlich finde, das Blau, Weiß und geb besser zu der LINT passen. :D
ZCochrane's avatar
Ach, so schlecht sieht der doch gar nicht aus in Rot. Andere kommen hier auch leider nicht vorbei. :(