Category Archives: Locomotives

The DR 130 Diesel Locomotive Family

The DR 130 Diesel Locomotive Family By Roger Heid   The DR 130 family of locomotives comprises the DR Class 130 (DBAG Class 230), DR Class 131 (DBAG Class 231), DR Class 132(DBAG Class 232 as well as Classes 233, 234 and 241 produced through

The Bavarian D VI Steam Locomotive

The Bavarian D VI Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid This little locomotive was first introduced in 1880. As you can see from the pictures, it is a 2-axle affair. It was intended

The Austrian Serie 3071 Steam Railcar

The Austrian Serie 3071 Steam Railcar By Roger Heid   During my travels in Austria, back in the 60’s, I ran across this odd looking steam locomotive. It caught my attention as

The BR 98.3 (PtL 2/2) Steam Locomotive

The BR 98.3 (PtL 2/2) Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   During summer of 1953, I was still in Grade School, my class went on a field trip to Southern Bavaria. There

The Rheingold Express

The Rheingold Express By Roger Heid The ‘Rheingold Express’ was a very famous long distance passenger express train. It was named after the opera ‘Das Rheingold’ by Richard Wagner. This opera romantically

The DB Class E 10 Electric Locomotive Series

The DB Class E 10 Electric Locomotive Series By Roger Heid  Here is a brief description of the DB Class E 10 Electric Locomotive series, famed for hauling the post-war ‘Rheingold’ and

The E 194 Electric Locomotive

The E 194 Electric Locomotive By Roger Heid This locomotive started out as the Class E 93. In 1933, the line between Stuttgart and Ulm was electrified. The Geislingen Grade was part

The BR 03 Steam Locomotive

The BR 03 Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   Early some Sunday morning, in 1929, a train destined for Somewhere Town got stuck in Elsewhere Village. The locomotive had died. The only

The V 160 Diesel Locomotive Family

The V 160 Diesel Locomotive Family By Roger Heid This type of Diesel locomotive encompasses a whole string of subsequent variants, referred to as the V 160 Family. Here is a brief

Something about the BR 42 Steam Locomotive

Something about the BR 42 Steam Locomotive By Ulrich Albrecht My father began building a model railroad in 1957 when my mother was pregnant with me. He was absolutely convinced that the