110 428 at Stuttgart Hbf on its first passenger train in its new ownership, 11/02/17 (JW)
The E10 family of electric locomotives were once one of the most numerous on the Deutsche Bundesbahn. However, of the 415 examples built (plus a further one converted from a class E40), only a paltry 43 remain extant.
The E10s, in their various forms, were part of the furniture all across western Germany in my youth, so it came as a shock to me in some ways to realise that only 10% or so are still around.
It is now over 60 years since the first production machines entered traffic for Deutsche Bundesbahn. 8 remain in service with DB Fernverkehr as Class 115 locos, but their work is now almost exclusively on stock transfers and other ECS workings. The oldest of these – 115 114, the former 110 114 – will reach its 60th anniversary in November 2017.
Plenty more have passed to private ownership; 8 for freight operators and 7 for predominantly charter train operations (3 with TRI Train Rental, 2 with Centralbahn AG and 1 each with BahnTouristikExpress and Euro Express). Despite this, haulage opportunities behind E10s are now quite rare; their use rarely being advertised on these duties beforehand.
The most recent recorded use of a 110 on a service train was on 24th and 25th May 2017 when 110 491 worked the Hamburg-Köln-Express, a service usually handled by a class 120 (110 469 had previously handled one round trip for them on 17th April). This appears, however, to have been an isolated event. Former class 110, 139 213, also handled the evening Meridian commuter train from München Hbf to Kufstein on 23rd May 2017, but more modern motive power is the rule on this interesting service.
Additionally, 28th May 2017 saw “110 043” (the former 110 511, previously 139 134) work a number of additionals between Erfurt and Leipzig in connection with a special event – but little is known about these workings.
The 115s are still occasional performers on Intercity workings on the Stuttgart to Singen route (the “Gäubahn”), and the latest recorded working on these was 115 350 on IC185 on 8th July 2017. Their use on this route is sporadic and unpredictable, however.
|110 002||E10 002||DB Museum, Nürnberg|
|110 005||DB Museum, Koblenz-Lützel|
|110 114||115 114||In service with DB Fernvekehr|
|110 121||E10 121||DB Museum, Koblenz-Lützel|
|110 152||Preserved by Baureihe E10 e.V., Köln|
|110 169||In service with Euro Express Sonderzüge GmbH|
|110 177||139 177||In service with Lokomotion Gesellschaft fur Schienentraktion|
|110 198||115 198||In service with DB Fernvekehr|
|110 205||115 205||Awaiting scrapping at Bender’s, Opladen|
|110 213||139 213||In service with Lokomotion Gesellschaft fur Schienentraktion|
|110 222||139 222||DB Cargo, stored at Mukran|
|110 223||DB Museum, Koblenz-Lützel|
|110 226||E10 226||DB Museum, Koblenz-Lützel|
|110 228||E10 228||DB Museum, Koblenz-Lützel|
|110 239||E10 1239||DB Museum, Koblenz-Lützel|
|110 260||139 260||In service with Lokomotion Gesellschaft fur Schienentraktion|
|110 261||115 261||In service with DB Fernverkehr|
|110 262||(139 262)||In service with Bayern Bahn Betriebsgesellschaft|
|110 267||113 267||Preserved, location currently unknown|
|110 268||113 268||In service with TRI Train Rental GmbH|
|110 278||In service with Centralbahn AG|
|110 281||SVG Eisenbahn-Erlebniswelt, Horb|
|110 283||139 283||In service with Lokomotion Gesellschaft fur Schienentraktion|
|110 285||139 285||In service with Eisenbahn Gesellschaft Potsdam (EGP)|
|110 287||139 287||In service with Bayern Bahn Betriebsgesellschaft|
|110 292||DB Museum, Nürnberg – in Crailsheim|
|110 293||115 293||In service with DB Fernvekehr|
|110 300||Preserved by Baureihe E10 e.V., Köln|
|110 309||E10 1309||In service with TRI Train Rental GmbH|
|110 311||113 311||DB Museum, Koblenz-Lützel|
|110 346||115 346||DB Cargo, stored in Hamm strategic reserve and for sale|
|110 348||E10 348||DB Museum, Koblenz-Lützel|
|110 350||115 350||In service with DB Fernvekehr|
|110 383||In service with Centralbahn AG|
|110 428||In service with TRI Train Rental GmbH|
|110 448||115 448||In service with DB Fernvekehr|
|110 459||115 459||In service with DB Fernvekehr|
|110 468||Preserved by Verein Die Bügelfalte 110 488|
|110 469||In service with TRI Train Rental GmbH|
|110 488||114 488||Preserved by Verein Die Bügelfalte 110 488|
|110 491||In service with BahnTouristikExpress GmbH|
|110 509||115 509||In service with DB Fernvekehr|
|110 511*||“110 043”||In service with Pressnitztalbahn|
* – ex-139 134