Product Features and Details
• Road no.: 51 50 88-15 024-5
• Interior Lighting
• Coupler pocket and close coupling
• With interior fittings
Prototype: Like the DB, the DR also struggled afterthe Second World War with the enormousmaintenance costs of ageing woodentype compartment coaches. It wastherefore also decided at the DeutscheReichsbahn to completely redesign thesub-frames to a uniform length. In 1963the first coaches of this design were suppliedby the repair shop in Halberstadt tothe DR. This procedure was quickly givenup due to the poor condition of the reusedassemblies. It was decided to buildthe coaches completely with new components.The running gear used was therecently developed, "Görlitz V" bogiewithout axle holders. The selected lengthof 18.7 m resulted from the structuralconditions of the factory. Thus from 1963to 1977, 3030 coaches of Class "Bghwe"were produced, which was therefore tobe found in nearly every passenger coachof the DR in the 1970s and 1980s.