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DB Class 642 Diesel Units

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The DB acquired 238 units "Desiro" units from Siemens between 2000 & 2001. These are 2 car articulated units riding on 3 4-wheel trucks with both axles of the central truck powered. Each unit is equipped with a 275 kW diesel providing a total of 550kW, 735 hp and a top speed of 120 km/h, 75 mph. Passenger seating is 12 first class and 111 second class and the toilet facilities are handicap accessible. Units numbered 001 to 238 are 2nd class and units numbered 501-738 are 1st & 2nd class.

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Link to 642 006-1 at Erfurt. 642 006-1 Link to 642 034-3 at Dresden Neustadt 642 034-3
Link to DB 642 037-6 642 037-6 Link to 642 144-0 at Leipzig 642 144-0
Link to 642 146-5 642 146-5 Link to 642 149-9 642 149-9
Link to 642 160-6 & 642 144-0 at Leipzig. 642 160-6 Link to 642 230-7 at Aschersleben. 642 230-7
Link to 642 515-1 leads train RB16380 (16:28 departure to Erfurt) into Weimar station 642 515-1 Link to 642 535-9 at Drsden Neustadt. 642 535-9
Link to 642 536-7 642 536-7 Link to 642 673-8 at Drseden Neustadt. 642 673-8
Link to 642 684-5 642 684-5 Link to unknown 642 at Leipzig. Unknown
Link to Class 642 arrives with RE33175 Unknown    

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Last Updated: November 20, 2014
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