Product Features and Details
Prototype: Mitropa type WR4ü(e)-39 "Schürzenwagen" dining car. Görlitz type III design heavy trucks. Used on the German Federal Railroad (DB).
Model: The car is a four-axle dining car with detailed interiors of the dining area, galley, and personnel compartment. The car has built-in interior lighting. The car roof has separately applied vents, T-formed galley stove pipe, and indentations for marker signal brackets. The windows for the galley have ventilation shutters. The car ends have diaphragms and ladders. The couplers are mounted in close coupler guide mechanisms. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 73.4 cm / 28-7/8".
* New tooling.
* Many separately applied details.
* Interior details and interior lighting.
Dining Car Classics in German Federal Railroad Long Distance Service – Mitropa was once responsible for the catering in trains and had comfortable dining cars built for the DRG's streamlined express train passenger cars ("Schürzenwagen"). These cars were placed into service starting in 1939 and had a dining area divided into a smoking and non-smoking compartment. The trucks on the cars were originally "Görlitz type III design" heavy trucks, which provided a high level of riding comfort. These cars had a galley with a coal-fired cook stove when first placed into service. After World War II the stove was converted to oil firing. Later electric heating was installed and the trucks were replaced by Minden-Deutz designs. These cars were adapted several times to changing requirements and were in service well into the German Federal Railroad period.
These cars can be combined with the "Schürzenwagen" models 58131, 58132, and 58134 to form a typical DB express train consist from early Era III.