Over the past 4 years I have been working on stock for my freelance railway the LBB (Legodtenstein Bundes Bahn), the De4/4 Gepacktriebwagen is the latest addition to my fleet. The design of this vehicle which is a cross between a locomotive and baggage car was inspired by a number of vehicles built for various railways in Switzerland where this type of motive power is very popular on regional passenger trains. The main inspiration is from the Fe4/4 motor baggage cars built for the SBB in Switzerland between 1927 till 1928, later on these locomotives had their designation changed to De4/4, some of them were modified in the 1960s with more modern carbodies whilst others remained in their original form, the class proved to be very versatile and robust providing 60 years of service before they were retired. Attached are some photos and here is a link to more http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream .
Edited by Steinkopf, 31 January 2012 - 11:05 AM.