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March 8, 2012
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Mar 7, 2012, 12:38:13 PM
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Torn Apart by shenanigan87 Torn Apart by shenanigan87
110 463

11.09.1967 - 07.03.2012


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

von wo hast du die fotos genau gemacht ???
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.
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:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Äh... Camp Astrid? Was soll das sein? ô_O Bild wurde von hier aufgenommen: [link]
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 :-)
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.
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 ^^
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.
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. ;)
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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