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Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - DB 218

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Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - DB 218
Name Locomotive, Diesel, DB 218
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Diesel
Variety DB 218
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Epoch IV (1968-1985)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1968–1979



History: The DB Class 218 (before 1968 the DB Class V 164) are a class of 4-axle, diesel-hydraulic locomotives acquired by the Deutsche Bundesbahn for use on main and secondary lines for both passenger and freight trains.

The class represents the final major revision of the DB V 160 family of locomotives; having the preferred features of the antecedent locomotives, including a hydrodynamic brake, and a single engine providing electrical train heating via a generator as well as tractive power. The class were also the most numerous of the family, providing the backbone of the Deutsche Bundesbahn's main-line diesel locomotive traction from the 1970s up to the reunification of Germany.

Despite being displaced from many workings by DMUs, electrification, and inherited DR Class 130s, as of 2009 a significant number of the class still remain active throughout Germany.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-05-19 19:34:56. Last edited by gdm on 2019-09-17 16:38:04

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