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Diesel-Electric by shenanigan87 Diesel-Electric by shenanigan87
A Swiss TRAXX (SBB Re 482) hauling a German class 218 diesel locomotive, along with some flatcars for rail transport. As you can guess from the yellow livery, this locomotive is owned by the DB Bahnbau Gruppe, the subcompany of DB responsible for track maintenance. Taken during my first proper railfanning tour this year, which lead me into the forests of Opladen, after visiting our infamous scrapyard. More pics can be found on DSO, as usual.

Note how the electric, despite running with the front pantograph raised, appears to have another, folded pantograph at the front. This is due to the fact that it has four pantographs in total, two regular ones for Germany and most of Europe, with the additional pair being equipped with narrower contact strips, according to Swiss standards. You can also see the characteristic v-shaped exhaust stack of the diesel, which is fitted with a system of flaps to accelerate exhaust gases up and away from passengers, as well as away from the catenary wire.
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:iconmr-jarvis:
Huh, doch wieder was gelernt.
And a great spot for a nice picture.
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shenanigan87 Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stets zu Diensten! :D
Thanks, it is a very scenic place, but with very limited angles.
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:iconwolfishtendencys:
Interesting How The Diesel Has Its Exhaust Proud Of The Bodywork Especialy If It Was Designed To Run Under Wires.
Would Have Thaught It Would Have Made More Sense To Have Them Closer To The Bodywork And Away From The Wires
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shenanigan87 Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's what the v-shape is for, it sends the exhausts past the wire to either side.
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:iconjsh50:
Is that the Co-Co diesel I think its 320 prefix judging by the number of windows on the side!
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shenanigan87 Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, if you look at the undercarriage, I can only see Bo-Bo. ;) Now THAT would have been an epic catch! I do have this shot though: [link] Looking at it now, it's a tad too dark... Might update it.
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:iconjsh50:
Sorry my mistake!
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shenanigan87 Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries! Thanks for reminding me of that pic, updated it to a less underexposed version now. x)
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pearwood Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah for dappled sunshine. Lovely.
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shenanigan87 Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The later it got, the more dappled it got as well. Was a bit hard to decide when it became too dark for proper photos...
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