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    Blue F-train coaches

    Author: Martin Silz, Essen, Germany


    Starting with the summer timetable in 1951, the Deutsche Bundesbahn reinstated the "Rheingold" using rebuilt pre-war coaches. These coaches got a new interior and a new blue livery. Normally such a post-war Rheingold train consisted of 10 coaches: a baggage coach, a dining coach (initially a CIWL coach, later DSG coach) and eight ABC4we-39 coaches. These rebuilt coaches were so popular, that the Bundesbahn rebuilt more and more coaches to use them in their new F-train network.

    Type number remark
    SABPwR4-35 10 401 ex Henschel-Wegmann-train
    SAB4-35 10 402 ex Henschel-Wegmann-train
    10 403 ex Henschel-Wegmann-train
    SAB4-40 10 404" ex Henschel-Wegmann-train
    SAB4-35 10 405 ex Henschel-Wegmann-train, ex 10 404'
    SB4-28 10 702
    10 706
    10 708
    SAB4-28/34 10 711
    SB4-28 10 712
    AB4-26a 11 305
    AB4-28 11 345
    11 350
    11 363
    11 365 uncertain
    11 367
    11 368
    11 376
    11 382
    11 383
    11 387
    11 406
    ABR4-28 11 407 with kitchen
    AB4-28 11 418
    11 430
    11 435
    ABR4-28 11 437 with kitchen
    AB4-28 11 439
    11 440
    11 451
    11 452
    11 454
    11 454
    11 455
    11 459
    11 461
    11 466
    11 469
    11 470 uncertain
    11 472
    11 475
    11 480
    11 481
    11 482
    11 483
    11 489
    11 493
    11 512
    11 513
    11 515
    11 522 uncertain
    11 536 uncertain
    11 550
    11 557
    11 561
    AB4-28 11 568
    AB4R-33 11 570 with kitchen
    AB4-34 11 574 later renumbered to 11 578
    ABR4-34 11 590 with kitchen
    AB4-35 11 594
    11 599
    11 604
    11 606
    11 613
    11 614
    11 619
    11 623 uncertain
    11 625
    AB4-38 and AB4-39 11 634
    11 642
    11 648
    11 658
    11 662
    11 663
    11 671
    11 673
    11 680
    11 685
    11 686
    11 689
    11 692
    11 699
    AB4-38/50/54 11 700 observation coach, ex Salon4-38/50 number 10 217, ex C4-38 number 19 347
    AB4-37/54 11 701 ex SalonPresse4-37 number 10 251
    AB4-38 and AB4-39 11 702
    11 706
    11 707
    11 715
    11 723
    AB4-42 11 733
    B4-30 HAPAG 15 023 later renumbered to 11 567, error in em 3/86 !
    C4-38 19 264
    19 272
    19 291
    19 309
    19 348
    19 412
    19 422
    19 443
    19 464
    19 516
    ABC4-39 214 002
    214 005
    214 007
    214 009
    214 011
    214 014
    214 016
    214 017
    214 019
    214 020
    214 021
    214 022
    214 023
    214 024
    214 025
    214 032
    214 040
    214 046
    214 050
    214 052
    214 063
    214 065
    SalonMaschPw4k-37 105 060
    105 064
    SalonPw4-38 105 072
    105 073
    Pw4-37 105 654
    105 659
    105 680

    Data taken from:

    1. eisenbahn magazin, March issue 1986, Neuer Anfang, Die "blauen Fernschnellzge" der 50er Jahre, by Friedhelm Ernst
    2. eisenbahn magazin, June issue 1986, letter to the editor, Mehr "blaue F-Zug-Wagen", by Alfonds Brandl
     

    [ last updated 27th July 2004 ]