Posted: 22 June 2008


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One from my archive, a RegioSprinter of the Rurtalbahn is standing in heavy rain in Düren. The RegioSprinter doesn’t just look like a diesel tram, it is a tram for most points and purposes. As a cost-cutting measure, it does not comply with normal buffer load standards, but it has better brakes instead. Thanks to a special permission it can drive on all german tracks without restrictions. Still, only a total of three railroads were interested (in particular, the DB was not), so Siemens stopped building it and now offers the much more conventional Desiro Classic.


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