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Torn Apart by shenanigan87 Torn Apart by shenanigan87
110 463










11.09.1967 - 07.03.2012


RIP


I took my first photo of this locomotive back in November 2008, still with my shitty compact camera, and just after Obama had won the election. Even though it increased my travel time, I took the train that 110 463 was hauling to Düsseldorf, in order to take some more photos, with one of those being shown in the bottom thumbnail above. The quality may be 100% lousy, but you can clearly identify the locomotive. I gave it the title "Another Survivor", as even back then, 110s were being scrapped left and right. If you watched my farewell video on YouTube, you may have spotted 463 two times, at 2:17 and 9:00.

As time passed, I saw her on several occasions, mostly in Duisburg, hauling the rush hour booster train towards Wesel. I think my favourite pic is the third one from above, depicting another photographer admiring the mighty machine. That guy identified himself yesterday, by commenting on my DSO thread. And now that I've already mentioned it:


Click here for the full documentary of 110 463's scrapping.


It's a forum thread with 36 pics inside, so have a little patience while it loads. As usual, it was rather popular, with almost 2000 hits and more comments than any other thread on the first page. Thankfully though, the comments were rather mature this time, no drama at all, just sadness, mixed with interest, as you can rarely ever see what's inside a locomotive. For most people, especially the older generation, seeing this is a bit like loosing a friend. They grew up with these locomotives, having seen all the different trains they pulled, from the high class TEE to the lowly RegionalBahn, and all the different liveries they wore, from dark blue, ruby & cream, blue & beige all the way to today's traffic red. These locomotives were the backbone of German railways for half a century, longer than anyone would have given them, and even today, some are still in service. Most are gone though... And 110 463 here has now also left us, with the unpleasant shriek of breaking metal, as the powerful claw tore her apart like tinfoil.

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:icondracheholy:
DracheHoly Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
trauriger anblick !!!

von wo hast du die fotos genau gemacht ???
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja, leider. :(

Da ist eine Treppe die zum Fahrradweg hochführt, über die kann man hinter den Zaun über einer Unterführung kommen.
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DracheHoly Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ist das auf der rückseite des schrottplatzes ??

(( also camp astrid seite ))

ich bin eindeutig zu wenig dort unterwegs :-)

habe mir auch dein memorial video über die 110er
angeschaut und irgendwie ist die stimmung drückend.

hätte so eine lieber im garten stehen :aww:
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Äh... Camp Astrid? Was soll das sein? ô_O Bild wurde von hier aufgenommen: [link]
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DracheHoly Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh.. ok..

ich habe im netz gelesen das einige 110er
in eschweiler ( aue ) schrottplatz
zerlegt würden. habe damit gerechnet
das es fotos von dort sind.

dann hat es sich erledigt :-)
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja das stimmt schon, aber da war ich noch nie. :) Bin immer in Opladen, weil ich in der Nähe wohne.
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DracheHoly Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
* nicke *

dort bin ich bis jetzt immer
noch vorbeigefahren ^^ mal
schauen wie es in der aue
inzwischen aussieht.

vielleicht kann ich da auch
noch einige fotos machen.

aber erstmal muss das wetter
besser werden ^^
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I like your photos; you're better than you give yourself credit for. I wish I could see the trains of Europe and Japan myself someday.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I was just talking about my old shots, taken before I had a proper camera. ;)
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samreevesphoto Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sad. Reminds me of the mass scrapping of the F40PH's a few years ago.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's always sad to see old reliables go... Then again, it's been like this since the beginning. [link]
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Giacomo-Giugiaro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At least they have a respectful ending were they can be turned back to newer trains to make history again.

Have one of these been preserved?
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If it weren't for the fact that most new trains don't come close to the good looks of the 110... And probably won't last as long either.

A total of 13 locomotives have been preserved thus far, but only four of those have the more aerodynamic "Bügelfalte" cab style that most 110s had.
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Giacomo-Giugiaro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
13 locomotives!? Wow! In my country we are lucky to have at least 1 preserved for museum and most times it takes years of waiting and rust for the museum to treat them properly and put them under an adequate roof, without working! The other ones can stay still for years without being cut, waiting for Mother Nature to do the job herself or for someone like Argentina or Angola willing to buy then for service.

For example, we have similar locomotives to the DB 110, the 50 years old classes CP 2500 and 2550, that have been retired in the last two years. 1 of each class is reserved for the museum, but by now they are all assembled in one same place, literally abandoned and forgotten:

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We are, in fact, very sad people to be watched...
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the late reply!

Yeah, I think I saw one of those on a photo by ~nettwerk a while back! [link]

Always a sad sight to see them rotting away like that... I do hope the situation will change for the better!
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JackieCartney Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
this picture makes me cry:/
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It certainly didn't make me happy either. :(
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JackieCartney Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I wish buy them all as my orphans. All old trams, busses and trains with wonderful locos:)
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, if you have infinite space and money... ;)
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JackieCartney Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
In fact I'm living on breadline, but I wish I could afford build something like railway heaven:D
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Gabrioloi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Seems brutal. Are all 110's being scrapped?
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, DB has decided not to overhaul 110s any more, so when the inspection deadline runs out, they are taken out of service and scrapped.
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Gabrioloi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
You said somewhere that they were built fairly recent (80's - early 90's) - how come they didn't sell them to foreign operators?
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The 110s were built in the 50s and 60s. I was probably talking about the 143s, and their demise is probably due do DB not wanting to sell them, as that would make it easier for competitors to enter the business. They are basically destroying public property, as those locomotives were bought with taxpayer money...
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mikopol Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Its shape disappearing, piece after piece...
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes... At least a few of them got lucky. [link]
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mikopol Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Some of them will be saved in museum, as I understand?
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite a few "box" 110s have been preserved, but only four of the "Bügelfalte" cab style (with the ridge down the middle) have been saved this far... That's not a lot when considering that there were several hundred of them once. :(
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damenster Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that is literaly ripped apart
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, in the closest sense of the word.
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damenster Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
to bad that they needed to end like this
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Terrible! But great photo in itself!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly! :( But thanks man.
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Very welcome dude! :)
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