Product Features and Details
Anniversary train 2020 - “Ruhr Schnellverkehr” - the set contains a tender locomotive class 78.0-5 and three 4-axle compartment coaches of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft.
The set contains
1 tender locomotive class 78.0-5, 1 2nd/3rd class compartment coach and brakeman's cab type BC4 pr04, 1 3rd class compartment coach with brakeman's cab type C4 pr04 and 1 3rd class compartment coach without brakeman's cab type C4 pr04.
* Authentic and delicately designed train composition
* Wagons in wine-red/cream livery
* One wagon has rear end indicators.
In 1932, the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft introduced the so-called "Ruhr-Schnellverkehr", a forerunner of the later S-Bahn. The train was formed with Prussian compartment cars of the types BC4 and C4 due to the required rapid passenger change. The colour scheme wine red / cream was the standard colour scheme in the Ruhr rapid traffic in the 1930s. The window sections of the second class were painted light blue for better recognition. The Reichsbahn had indeed noticed that the colours used for the time being violet and cream were actually reserved for the upmarket long-distance traffic. As train locomotives the series 38.10-40 (Prussian P 8) and 78 (pr. T 18) were used. The specially designed machines for the Ruhr rapid transit received a sign above the smoke chamber with the inscription "Ruhr Schnellverkehr".