In 1962, Henschel sent road number V 320 001 as the largest and most powerful diesel-hydraulic locomotive in Europe at that time (3,800 horsepower) on loan to the DB and ready to run. After various changes of ownership, it finally went to Italy. From there the tracklaying firm WIEBE imported the V 320 back to Germany in 1999 in a spectacular fashion. After an extensive overhaul and a completed general inspection, it ran from March of 2000 on German rails again in track laying service, then soon as road number 320 001-1 (WIEBE 7). Here it was responsible chiefly for hauling heavy trains with loads of track laying material. Its career was ended finally in 2015 by wheelset bearing damage. Since 2017, it has enriched its builder's plant in Kassel (currently Alstom) as a display piece.
Prototype: Diesel locomotive road number V 320 001-1 painted and lettered for the privately owned track laying company H.F. Wiebe. 2 DB AG type Fcs hopper dump cars and 2 DB AG type Res low side cars with promotional lettering for H.F. Wiebe. The locomotive and cars look as they do in Era VI.
Locomotive model: The frame is constructed of metal and the body is made of plastic. Both trucks are powered. The locomotive has a motor with a bell-shaped armature. Triple warm white LED headlights change over with the direction of travel to dual red LEDs. The engine room is lighted and has imitation details. There is cab lighting. The level of detailing is high and includes an extensive, fine paint scheme and lettering. The locomotive has good pulling power due to its high weight. There are separately applied grab irons. The train has 2 type Res low side cars and 2 type Fcs hopper dump cars. The locomotive and cars are a special edition and are not available individually. Length over the buffers approximately 380 mm / 14-15/16".