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German Reichsbahn VT 209
later class 171 and DB AG class 771
Germany | 1957 | 159 produced
172 149 in 1991 in Gotha
172 149 in 1991 in Gotha
Felix O/Sludge G

A few years after the Bundesbahn, the Reichsbahn also began to develop light rail buses for branch lines. The prototype received the same 130 hp Büssing diesel from the West German VT 95. In the series, domestic engines with 180 hp were installed. In addition to 159 motor cars, about the same number of trailers and control cars were built. They were given nicknames like “Ferkeltaxe” (“Piglet Taxi”) and “Blutblase” (“Blood Bladder”). At the beginning of the nineties, many were modernized and equipped with new engines, but at the beginning of the new millennium the last disappeared from regular use.

Variantas builtmodernized
Built1957, 1962-19691992
ManufacturerWaggonbau Bautzen, Waggonbau Görlitz
Axle config1A 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length44 ft 5 7/16 in
Wheelbase19 ft 8 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase19 ft 8 1/4 in
Service weight34,392 lbs
Adhesive weight25,133 lbs
Axle load25,133 lbs
Power sourcediesel-mechanicdiesel-hydromechanic
Top speed56 mph
Engine6VD 18/15MAN 2866 UH
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Engine output177 hp (132 kW)217 hp (162 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
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last changed: 03/2023

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