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Date: 02/03/19 17:40
More DB from 1965-6
Author: gbmott

A friend from the Basic Course was my counterpart down in the 4th Armored Division near Crailsheim and I conned up an excuse to go down and "liaise" with him.  I had a little extra time and . . .  All taken July 11,1965.

Gordon








Date: 02/03/19 17:45
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: gbmott

. . . and a few more.  Not bad for about an hour trackside.  They sure made a quick turn with 38 2972, I was disappointed when I realized that it was the same locomotive I had already photographed, but I got over it.








Date: 02/03/19 17:49
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: gbmott

One more V200 and then, at no extra cost, yours truly at the time (that was a LONG time ago).

Gordon






Date: 02/03/19 18:54
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: dwatry

I believe 38 2972 is ex-Prussian Railways.  Nice shots!



Date: 02/03/19 19:13
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: Krokodil

Yes the BR38 is the famous Prussian P8, great pictures, hopefully more are forthcoming!

Thomas Eckhardt
Hurricane UT



Date: 02/03/19 19:21
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: Bob3985

Great photos and not a bad one of you too.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 02/03/19 19:51
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: jcaestecker

Thank you for serving.  My father was stationed over there about 10 years previous to your duty.  He still remarks that hearing the Star Spngled Banner each morning lifted his spirits for the day.

Boy, those V200s are homely!  What color were they painted?

-John



Date: 02/03/19 21:05
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: Bunny218

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess as usual. The V200's are considered to be the nicest looking diesels by many German railfans, and they are indeed classics. Regarding the question on paint, these would have been in dark red, with gray top, and silver/chrome stripes.



Date: 02/03/19 22:24
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: boejoe

I like photo #1 with the American tank on German flat car.  Is it an M60 or M48?  Belonging to 4th Armored or 3rd?  Perhaps moving to a training site?  In my time (60-63) I think 3rd Div was part of V Corps and 4th Div was part of VII Corps.  Looks like you had the 'newer' Jeep: M-151?  (What did S&T stand for on bumper markings?)  We still had M37's, M38's (as I recall)
Nice photos.
Decapod in photo #2 has a very interesting tender.



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Date: 02/04/19 05:29
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: 86235

What a great set!



Date: 02/04/19 06:19
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: Milepost_130

All very interesting.  Thanks for sharing.



Date: 02/04/19 07:44
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: mundo

great Stuff.



Date: 02/04/19 11:31
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: Bob3985

Great images Gordon and it was a priviledge to work with you on the CSX Santa trip.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 02/04/19 20:07
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: gregscholl

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> Great images Gordon and it was a priviledge to
> work with you on the CSX Santa trip.

He was there too!!!  Last time I saw L. Nystrom, and had some of his comments
on the video, regarding the good will the trips provided.  1992 seems a long time ago!!
Man I was busy that year.
Greg
http://www.gregschollvideo.com/images/SantasChallenger_lge.jpg



Date: 02/05/19 07:48
Re: More DB from 1965-6
Author: Frisco1522

Looks like we were over there about the same time.  I was stationed at Stuttgart Army Airfield from 63-65 when I rotated back the Alabama.  
I used to drive my little 54 Beetle down to Tuebingen and wander around the engine terminal and snort coal smoke.  Took very few pictures as I didn't have a very good camera.



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