The reference for locomotives and railcars
German Federal Railway class 628
Germany | 1974 | 479 produced
Class 628<sup>4</sup> in July 2013 in Markt Indersdorf
Class 6284 in July 2013 in Markt Indersdorf

Larger multiple units consisting of two four-axle cars were developed as successors to the railbuses on branch lines. There are several sub-variants, with most vehicles having only one engine in one of the two cars. They were used all over Germany, with the variants with two engines being used more in mountainous regions. Since the turn of the millennium, they have been increasingly replaced by more modern vehicles that have better acceleration and air conditioning. Today, most of the remaining vehicles are used by the Südostbayernbahn in Lower and Upper Bavaria.

Variant6280628262846289, 6290
ManufacturerDÜWAG, Waggon-Union, AEG, LHB, MBB
Axle configB-2+2-B 2-B+2-2 2-B+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length145 ft 6 1/16 in148 ft 11 3/8 in152 ft 2 3/4 in
Service weight141,096 lbs146,828 lbs154,103 lbs185,188 lbs
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed75 mph87 mph
EngineMAN D 3256 BTXUE oder KHD F12 L 413Daimler-Benz OM 444 AMTU 12 V 183 TD 12
Engine type2x V12 dieselV12 diesel2x V12 diesel
Fuel357 us gal (diesel)317 us gal (diesel)320 us gal (diesel)639 us gal (diesel)
Engine output571 hp (426 kW)550 hp (410 kW)650 hp (485 kW)1,301 hp (970 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
last changed: 02/2023

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