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Weimar-Berka-Blankenhainer T 05
German Reichsbahn VT 1375
Germany | 1934 | only one produced
„Privatbahnen in der DDR seit 1949 im Reichsbahn-Eigentum” von Quill/Ebel

In 1934 and 1935, the WBBE had the Düsseldorf waggon factory build a railcar that was designed according to the latest principles. The railcar consisted of two bodies, each 18 meters long, which were mounted in the middle on a common Jakobs bogie. The bodies were self-supporting and reinforced by ribbings in the walls and floor. There were a total of 143 third-class seats in the vehicle. The engine was mounted together with the generator on one of the outer bogies, while the traction motors were in the Jakobs bogie. Later, some express railcars of the Reichsbahn were developed with a similar structure.

By 1940, the railcar had run almost 400,000 km, but in the period that followed up to the end of the war there was an above-average number of visits to the workshop. One of the main reasons was the storage of the power plant in the bogie, which led to engine damage shortly after commissioning and later led to the engine and generator being stored in the car body. The brakes were also considered too weak and several rear-end collisions were recorded. After the war, the vehicle continued to be used in the Weimar area and was then transferred to Templin in 1958. It had been given the number VT 137 555 by the Reichsbahn. After damage to a drive axle and a cable fire, it was shut down in 1963 and retired in 1968 because spare parts could not be obtained in the meantime.

General
Built1934-1935
ManufacturerDUEWAG
Axle config2-B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats143
Dimensions and Weights
Length123 ft 9 1/16 in
Wheelbase108 ft 10 11/16 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 11 11/16 in
Service weight136,907 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed47 mph
EngineMAN W6V 22/30
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Engine output405 hp (302 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
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last changed: 02/2022
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