Work in progress…
The above is a link to a video uploaded to YouTube by user BahnFan99 showing 109-3 (ex-DB 109 073) departing from Berlin Hbf with the overnight to Malmö, the sole (seasonal) passenger working on which it’s still possible to ride behind a member of this class.
Booked Passenger Workings
109 073 (now GVG 109-3) has its own self-contained diagram working the German section of the Berlin Night Express, between Berlin Hbf and Sassnitz (and vice versa). The Summer season of this overnight operation is between 25th June and 12th August 2018, and the train runs southbound from Malmö on Monday, Thursday and Saturday nights, and northbound from Berlin on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This train is notable as the last remaining loco-hauled train in Northern Europe that operates via a train ferry. A class 155 usually deputises on this turn when 109 073 is not available.
Forthcoming Railtour Workings
There are also occasional railtour duties in the calendar – currently all expected to be in the hands of 211 030 (the loco that would have received the DB number “109 030” if it had not been withdrawn by the DR in 1988). These are on 14th July 2018, 21st July 2018 and 28th July 2018.