Various features of the German Federal Railway (Deutsche Bundesbahn or "DB") are described. Of the 29,000 total route kilomters, some 9000 route kilometers (or 31 percent of the system) are electrified. The DB traction equipment consists of a mix of all-electric, diesel-hydraulic, relatively few diesel-electric, and steam locomotives. Details on the DB electrics, diesel-hydraulics and diesel-electrics are given. The Intercity mainline railway service, S-Bahnen (rapid transit rail systems) operating from center city to nearby and/or outlying suburbs, U-Bahnen (subways), and tramways are discussed.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 62-70
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM