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Lonely Locomotive by shenanigan87 Lonely Locomotive by shenanigan87
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.
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:iconmihaitza92:
Mihaitza92 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Forever alone?

Very nice shot. :)
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:XD:

Thanks!
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:iconeisenmann87:
Eisenmann87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich hoffe bald mal die MWB 140er zu sehen. :eager:
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hm, hattest du von denen nicht schon Fotos?
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:iconeisenmann87:
Eisenmann87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja, von einer. Aber die war noch so runtergekommen wie in deinem Bild.
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ey, die ist nicht runtergekommen! Die... hat Patina! 8D Anstrich noch hier im AW Opladen gemacht, im Jahr 1999. x)
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:iconeisenmann87:
Eisenmann87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, meine hatte ja noch Graffiti drauf.
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, das wusst ich nicht mehr.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Simple elegance.
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The no-frills 1950s box.
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