German Railways Photos
This is one of 43 units delivered between 1991 & 2001 which seats both
first & second class passengers. It has a top speed of 120 km/h, 75 mph
and is rated at 550 kW, 737 hp. The unit was built by Stadler as their
It uses a central motor unit on a B truck with two light-weight driving trailers
each riding on its own non-powered 4 wheel truck thus having a wheel
arrangement of 2-B-2. There is a corridor in the engine module
to allow passengers to move between the two driving trailers, it is very
noisy in there.
This unit was built by Stadler (works number 015) in September 2001. 646 015-8 is the number on the central power unit, both trailers are numbered in the 946 series.
646 015-8 at Berlin Lichtenberg with train RB39713 (10:10 to Werneuchen) on Saturday May 10th, 2003.