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)

Booked Passenger Workings

Article currently in production – please check back!

Forthcoming Railtour Workings

A 218 is the advertised motive power for a HEL railtour from Kiel to Westerland and return on 14th July 2018.  This is expected to be from DB Regio’s Kiel-based fleet.


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.