DB Class 218 “Rabbits”

Work in progress…

Temporary DMU replacement by 218s on the Westfrankenbahn

Summer 2017, Hamburg to Berlin class 218 turn

“The Great Escape” – fact, fiction and Rabbits


218 822 and 218 823 await departure time at Westerland (Sylt) with the Mondays only IC2001 to Hamburg Altona, 23/11/11 (JW)

Forthcoming Workings

218 105 is expected to be used on the Ulm to Stuttgart leg of the Ulmer Eisenbahnfreunde’s special to Austria on Saturday 10th March 2018.


If you like 218s, or if you want to get a flavour for what it is like to follow them, perhaps I could direct you to a DVD that I have produced.  In one hour of footage with no commentary, just loco noise, it features 100 different class members filmed all across Germany between 2009 and 2016.  I am selling it on eBay for £9.50 + P&P and am now down to my last box of them.  If you don’t “do” eBay but would still like a copy, just contact me and we can work out an alternative payment method.