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641 002-1 at Basel Bad Bahnhof.

The Class 641 is a joint project of the DB, SNCF and Alstom for a single car diesel unit capable of working steeply graded, low capacity rail lines. There are 40 of these diesel hydraulics in service with the DB. It is equipped with 2 257kW diesel engines driving the inside axles in both 4-wheel trucks. 514 total kW, 690 hp with a maximum speed of 120 km/h, 75 mph. These are very long units with an overall length of 28.9m almost 95 feet long. Seating capacity is 8 first class and 72 second class (17 of these being tip up seats). 641 002-1 was built by Alstom in March 2002.

641 002-1 in a siding at Basel Bad Bahnhof on Saturday April 24th, 2004.

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