DB and DR in the 1980s - EditionXL 1/2019
240 pages in A4 format, softcover cover, over 400 color and black and white images
Author: Konrad Koschinski
The German Federal Railways set remarkable accents in the 1980s, at the same time the last oldies in the locomotive fleet disappeared. While the ICE proudly hunts over newly built high-speed lines, popular locomotives such as the E18, E44, E94, V200, VT11.5 or VT95 finally dropped out of service.
The Deutsche Reichsbahn in The GDR fought from 1980 with much larger problems than the DB. Due to the sharp rise in crude oil import prices from the USSR, main lines had to be electrified at high speed and road haulage shifted from road to rail. The replacement of the last standard-gauge steam locomotives was therefore delayed until 1988. The decade of great upheaval ended with a political earthquake: freedom of travel for GDR citizens.
This anthology from EditionXL is based on two special editions of the journal Eisenbahn-Journal. Specialized texts describe the two German state railways in the years 1980 to 1989. They report u.a. about new locomotives, the long-distance trains on the left and right of the inner German border, about the "design change" in the DB rolling stock, about line closures in the DB network and the last flowering and leaving steam on normal gauge tracks in the GDR. The big anniversary "150 Years of German Railways" and the memorable vehicle parade in Riesa in 1989 are dedicated to separate chapters. The extensive illustration, including numerous large-format reproduced color photos, reflects the changes on German rails in this decade of change.
|Fabbricante: ||Verlagsgruppe Bahn|
|Data di pubblicazione:||20.03.2019|