After having flashed his lights from a distance, the driver of 103 235 greets me with a raised hand, as the ten thousand hp machine coasts into Duisburg Central. I guess he was amazed that there was some crazy fool with a camera, ready to pay homage to the Queen on German rails, despite thick clouds and strong winds.
Two more photos can be found in my DSO post.
EDIT: And the driver also contacted me on DSO by now!
Sorry for shooting the same loco in the same bleak surrounding, but I had to attend a compulsory safety briefing for next semester's advanced lab course, leaving me no time to find other photo spots. Besides, in case I haven't ever mentioned it till now, I just adore the 103, and never really get bored of shooting the same two engines over and over again.