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Date: 02/03/19 06:03
DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: gbmott

Seeing the wonderful photos from 1975 that Greg has been posting inspired me to dig into the file to see what I might come up with.  I was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Frankfurt in 1965-66.  There was a shortage of quarters for batchelor officers so two colleagues and I found an apartment in the suburb of Eschersheim.  Drat, wouldn't you know it but the back garden ended at the right-of-way of the DB mainline to Giessen and Kassel.  Unfortunately it had been electrified as far as Giessen (and in the process on to Kassel) as all these E10's got exchanged for 01 Pacifics at Giessen.  As it was, it was a mixed bag of power, mostly electric, but a couple branches off this line were still steam worked.  So while nothing to compare to the quality of Greg's, here's a sample of what was seen from my backyard.  All spring 1966.

Gordon
 



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Date: 02/03/19 06:06
Re: DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: gbmott

Next batch.  All 4-66.








Date: 02/03/19 06:11
Re: DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: gbmott

Last batch.  Again, all March or April 1966.  If there is interest I'll post some from other locations, mainly steam.

Gordon








Date: 02/03/19 11:01
Re: DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: mundo

Thanks,  Sure post some more.



Date: 02/03/19 11:52
Re: DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: Steinzeit2

gbmott Wrote:
........  So while
> nothing to compare to the quality of Greg's,

Well, that's a matter of opinion:  E10 384, one of three in the experimental grey skirt scheme, for example, is a winner, but I like em all.  Yes, more please, especially including the mundane -- one never knows....

With best regards, SZ



Date: 02/03/19 17:31
Re: DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: gbmott

Steinzeit2 Wrote:
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> E10 384, one
> of three in the experimental grey skirt scheme,
> for example, is a winner, 
>
> With best regards, SZ

Here is a similar, but not perfectly sharp, photo of E10 383.  Was the third one E10 382?  If so I didn't photograph it.  E10 385, as you see, was in standard paint.

Gordon



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Date: 02/03/19 17:47
Re: DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: Steinzeit2

No, the third one was E10 340.  Each of the three was in different [ lighter / darker ] shade of grey.

A quick reference for this information, and much much more, is the superb website "www.bundesbahnzeit.de".

More, please -- I hope you took photos of rolling stock as well.

Best regards, SZ



Date: 02/03/19 19:19
Re: DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: Bob3985

Great photos and thanks for sharing.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 02/03/19 20:15
Re: DB From My Back Garden 1966
Author: airbrakegeezer

Wonderful photos! Yes, please -- do post more!

Roger Lewis (airbrakegeezer)



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