11th-15th April 2018: V100 service train haulage on Rügen

Although it is many years since the former Deutsche Reichsbahn V100 type centre-cab diesel-hydraulics had any proper regular passenger workings, there is an annual event of interest on the island of Rügen in north-east Germany that provides a bit of a timewarp.

Each April, the single-car DMU shuttle used on the branch from Bergen auf Rügen to Lauterbach Mole is replaced by top-and-tail Pressnitztalbahn 202s sandwiching two coaches.  2016 saw 202 565 and 202 703 hauling the trains, whereas 2017 saw 202 565 and 204 425 in charge.

2018’s locos have been advised as being 202 565 and 202 708.

Above is a link to a YouTube video uploaded by user KadanToMi showing 112 565 (ex-DB 202 565) in action on charter duty.

Further details

More details on these workings can be found (in German) in this PDF document.

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