Far-West Germany - pointduvue
HGK DE13 with a tank train in Köln-West. This is the last surviving operating unit of only three MaK-built DE1024s. The units were built for heavy mainline service in non-electrified territory in northern Germany but suffered lots of problems, including a number of fires, throughout their career. They bounced around private operators after DB didn't like them and ended up with HGK. Two of the three have burned again and are stored unservicable.

Köln-West is a hotspot of freight and passenger activity. If you ever come to Köln and can only spend a couple of hours foaming, this is the place to go.

HGK DE13 with a tank train in Köln-West. This is the last surviving operating unit of only three MaK-built DE1024s. The units were built for heavy mainline service in non-electrified territory in northern Germany but suffered lots of problems, including a number of fires, throughout their career. They bounced around private operators after DB didn't like them and ended up with HGK. Two of the three have burned again and are stored unservicable.

Köln-West is a hotspot of freight and passenger activity. If you ever come to Köln and can only spend a couple of hours foaming, this is the place to go.

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