This Message Matters: Tolerance for All Views!
This has caused a great response: On July 9, 2021, the DB sent an ICE 3 - the Tz 304 powered rail car train "München" with the two powered end cars, road numbers 403 022-7 and 403 504-4 - out on to the rails. The railroad wants to set an example with this for diversity and tolerance, for collective respect and trust, and for respectful contact with the diversity of all human beings. This powered rail car train is running in the rotational schedule of the ICE 3 and as the "Railbow ICE" is thereby carrying a quite special message all over Germany.
Prototype: ICE 3 high speed powered rail car train. German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 403. 1 type 403.0 end car, 1st class, 1 type 403.1 transformer car, 1st class. 1 type 403.3 "Bordrestaurant" dining car, 1 type 403.6 transformer car, 2nd class, 1 type 403.5 end car, 2nd class. Tz 304 powered rail car train named "München" with rainbow colored stripes as a "Railbow". The train looks as it did starting in July of 2021.
The train comes in a 5-car version. It has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion built into the Restaurant car. 2 axles powered. Traction tires. The engineer's cabs in the end cars have interior details. The train has a power pickup changeover feature with power picked up in the end car at the front of the train. The train has special close couplings with a guide mechanism. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The long-distance headlights can be controlled. The train has factory-installed interior lighting. This lighting is supplied with power by means of a continuous electrical connection through the entire train. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting.
Train length 142.2 cm / 56".
|Control Unit||Mobile Station||Mobile Station 2||Central Station 1/2||Central Station 3/2*
Mobile Station 2**
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|Electric locomotive op. sounds||*||*||*||*||*|
|Sound of squealing brakes off||*||*||*||*|
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|Interior lighting for the corridor||*||*||*||*|
|Engineer's cab lighting||*||*||*|
|Whistle for switching maneuver||*||*||*|
|SIFA warning sound||*|