Class 140 freight locomotive, parked on track 6 in Leverkusen Opladen, next to the disused platform that used to serve tracks 6 and 7.
When I took this photo, I was certain that this machine was destined for the scrap heap, as you often see locomotives lined up on these tracks before being pushed onto the scrapyard's siding. But upon looking up the number on the net, I found out that it's actually privately owned by the EBM Cargo GmbH! They acquired it in February this year, with the only visible change being the removal of DB logos.
She was built in 1957, having reached a service life of 56 years now! The last general overhaul was carried out in 2007, which means that the first follow-up inspection would have to take place this year.
Less fortunate 140s that got scrapped here in the past:
Also check out my DSO post
for more pics from today.