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D-B in Winter

Deutsche-Bahn red enlivened an otherwise drab and drizzly
day in February 2008 on this trip along the Alzey-Mainz line.

This route is diesel-powered, at the time being a mix of BR 628/928 diesel-hydraulic
multiple-unit railcars and locomotive-powered push-pull trains using BR-218 "Rabbits." (*)

This view of an Alzey-bound train was taken from the front of a Mainz-bound DMU.

F-C friend Tom Reitzel was my guide on this first visit to the area. Danke, Thomas!

©2018 Steve Ember
(*) About that name...

Rabbit in the Rain
Rabbit in the Rain
Steve Ember

Comments 2

  • Hans-Gerd Hacker 03/19/2018 17:56

    Hey man...You show us a german Diesel - Triebwagen...that's great.
    Every month when I visit my friend in Überlingen, I take this train cause the Line Radolfzell to Ulm is not electrified...so You have to take Diesel or Steam );-.
    Two weeks ago I read in our Newspaper, that they will try a Train with Batteries on this Line.
    Have a good time and best Regards,
    Hans-Gerd
  • Adele Oliver 03/18/2018 18:41

    a bleak scene, construction work going on,, but the red of
    the train bringing colour and life !!!
    warm regards,
    Adele