DB Class 110 – survivors and where to find them

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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

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