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Unstoppable by shenanigan87 Unstoppable by shenanigan87
The ground trembles as she roars past at 125mph, still among the world's most powerful locomotives, her beauty being an icon of the glorious past, when the TransEuropExpress was the real way of traveling. To see this mighty beast fly around the corner, packing ten thousand horsepowers in her streamlined six axle body, the proud metal emblem of the former federal railroad on the front...

Is just awesome.

Sorry for shooting it at the same place as I shot quite a few trains already, but this nearby spot is just ever so lovely for spur-of-the-moment photos. And with the 103 now hauling regular InterCity trains due to rolling stock shortages, where else to capture this magnificient machine, if not at this magnificient bend?







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UD6-Talon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Das Aushängeschild der Bundesbahn, Die 103 113 ist hoffentlich auch bald wieder fit!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh ja! :) Die hatte ich bei ihrer ersten und bis dato letzten Fahrt auch erwischt [link] aber seitdem nicht mehr wirklich viel von gehört.
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UD6-Talon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Sie steht Momentan im Frankfurter BW1. Ich war am Montag mal drauf, der Trafo ist neu befüllt. Jetzt hängts nur noch am Zugfunk, dann steht der Zulassung nichts mehr im weg!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Uh, das sind ja mal super Neuigkeiten! Arbeitest du da, oder wie kommts, dass du so guten Zugang hast?
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UD6-Talon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Mache gerade meine Ausbildung zum Triebfahrzeugführer^^
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, coole Sache! :) Wieso ist dann deine Gallery noch nicht voll von Fotos die normalsterbliche nicht machen könnten? ;)
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UD6-Talon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Hast recht eigentlich sollte ich langsam mal loslegen, hab es irgendwie vergessen naja im Juli hab ich wieder eine vernünftige Kamera und dann gehts los
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dann freu ich mich schonmal auf das was da vielleicht kommt. :D
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mureseanu976 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
That's unstoppable AND invincible. Nice to see them in heritage trains after they served TEE :)
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. :)

But, this isn't even a heritage train! It's a regular IC train, or more like an IC replacement train, which means that the 103 is now back in regular service for a while. :)

More info here: [link]
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foxofinfinety Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY! a picture of the BR103!

I was hoping someone would upload one <^_^>
I have a model of it (H0, AC digital) so it's nice to see a picture of the real one.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, glad to be of service! :)

I have some more, if you're interested: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]

Can't get enough of that machine! :XD:
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foxofinfinety Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you don't happen to have any pictures of 103 132-7 do you?
that's the one I have a model of :)
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sadly, no. That one is in a rather desolate state, having been cannibalized for parts for the still working 103s. They've towed it to Dessau for scrapping: [link]
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foxofinfinety Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:( why that one :'(


but seeing that picture, my Pantographs are not right, the once on the model have red contacts while that loco had gray contacts!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think they put on new pantographs and a new Hauptschalter because of some regulations. The original ones were red, that is correct.
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foxofinfinety Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, so, basically if they should be red or gray depends on the epoch of the layout?

if so, I need gray once, the layout is in epoch V (now) but with some older trains as museum trains, those do need to confirm to current regulations though.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
As far as I know, pantographs of the 103 were always red, they probably used some others for this. I've seen some 111s with one red and one grey panto, so it's not really following any rules I think.
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW 10,000 hp. What country is this?
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes indeed, and that's just the continuous power output! :D

It's from Germany. :) [link]
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive.
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wolfman-al Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Ah, die gute alte 103.
Eine der schönsten Lokomotiven die in Deutschland je gebaut wurden. Ich wage es sogar sie majestätisch zu nennen. Eine wahre Königin der Schiene! Tolles Foto!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke sehr, dem kann ich uneingeschränkt zustimmen. :)

Hab mich auch schon öfters an dem Motiv vergriffen. ^^

[link]
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CJSutcliffe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
100% magnificent sir! :D
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Rotarx7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
awesome shots indeed
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks man! :)
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mikopol Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Interesting curve series. :)
Vision of train network connecting all continent is something marvelous I think. Also Chinese have said, they want to built Asia-European high speed railway...
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm... I don't really trust the Chinese on that... They keep stealing German technology, and build it as cheaply as possible. That won't have a nice ending.
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mikopol Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
You mean their high speed trains are copying German solutions?
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Not just trains, they're spying on German companies in almost all sectors. They of course buy some German trains as alibi, for publicity reasons.
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mikopol Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Sad...
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