The maiden voyage of the first luxury train of the "Deutsche Reichsbahn" (German State Railway), the Rheingold, took place on the 15th, May 1928 from Hoek van Holland to Basel and lasted about 11 hours. At that time the Rheingold was still being pulled on `steam´. The name alone is somewhat mystic and was taken from the ancient Germanic saga of the "Nibelungen". The Second World War brought an abrupt end of this service
In the early 60`s the "Deutsche Bundesbahn" (Federal German Railways) brought this legend back to life. With its elegant, comfortable but very modern train in the colours of blue and ivory (from 1965 red and ivory) railway history was written again. The big attraction of this train was the so-called "Dome-Car" with its glass panorama dome in the middle of the train, which ensured a fantastic view along the Rhine valley with its famous castles. DB had to suspend services of the Rheingold in 1987 due to the much faster Intercity trains.
E-10 blue-ivory "the iron crease"
- ran more than 7 million km
- more than 50 years in service
- only 7 years of development
- 383 build vehicles
The first orders for testing purposes for the E 10 were given in 1950. The development order for this fast train was given to Krauss-Maffei and Siemens. In October 1954 DB ordered 31 E-10 101-131. In 1962 the max. Allowed speed on the Rheintal route was increased from 140 km/h to 160 km/h. In addition the rolling stock was matched in the famous blue-ivory colours and ran as the E 10 1239 " 1244. The new Rheingold Locos now had a more streamline body. The "iron crease" was given to all the E 10´s in 1964 starting with the E 10 288. The E 10 1308, 1312 of 1964/65 were given an early computerized system. The E 10 112485, 504 of 1968 were built with bogies for up to 160 km/h and were painted in the TEE livery of red-ivory.
BR112 red-ivoryThe red-ivory locos of the E 10 were the top class TEE locos of the 1960`s. With the introduction of the new models of 1968 the red ivory E 10´s were renamed as the model 112. Today you can still see these locos doing short range service. The 112 lost its domination in the long range and national service to the model 103.
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Microsoft Train Simulator
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