Electric locomotive E 19 02 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB), (early) Epoch III.
■ Locomotive in operating condition of the early 1950s ideally suited to haul trains of the former "Blue F-train network"
■ With elevated signs
■ Chassis made of metal die-cast material
■ Flexible pantographs
The "Blue F-Train-Network" of the Epoch III has long been a legend: Already in 1951 fast long-distance trains could be found on the train time tables of the Deutsche Bundesbahnen. The stealth blue coaches were eye-catching through their different colourful markings on the longitudinal beams. In the center of the coach, the raised silver DB letters featured decorations. All “blue” trains, except two of them that operated in foreign countries, carried the 2nd class exclusively. The 2nd class of the three-class classification was applied until the new classification was implemented in summer 1956. The old "Plush" class was being replaced by the 1st class which is still in use until now. A metal plaque covered the class number 1, which was not always the case, as many pictures of the coaches show.
- Number of driven axles - 4
- Traction tyres - 2
- Coupling - NEM shaft 355 without close coupling mechanism
- Minimum radius - 192 mm
- Flywheel - yes