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Broken Nose by ZCochrane
Broken Nose
Not a great picture, just something of interest: This ICE train is ever so slightly damaged from a recent mishap. The last time I saw an ICE train damaged from a recent mishap was when the wheel of an ICE 3 train broke in Cologne station in 2008, which led to new wheel check intervals and as a result massive problems everywhere that DB is only now starting to slowly recover from. This one was far less severe, but at least this time I had a camera with me.

The ICE trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen are diesel ICEs of class 605, and unique among all high speed rail connections, they travel by boat for part of their journey. The train runs normally to Puttgarden, then drives onto a combined car/train ferry (the train space is used for more cars whenever no train is scheduled), lets itself get carried to Rødby (DK), leaves the boat and continues the rest of the journey. The special dock for the train is maybe a hundred meters away from the station, and is separated from the station via a metal gate. The train has to wait until that gate is opened. This one didn't. According to www.spiegel.de/panorama/puttga… the train driver said his brakes didn't work in time. I have no idea whether that is true, but I will note that they did work well enough for the entire two-hour trip from Hamburg up here.

The train doesn't look all that damaged to me, but it did get some scratches and loose one of its coupler coverings on the front (note that this is the front end; the train reversed to go back to Puttgarden station). So it was decided that the passengers, including my father and me, had to just walk on the ship (there is a pedestrian terminal as well, though rarely used) and board the next train once we were in Denmark. In the end that worked out, but we missed the chance to try out this very rare form of train travel as it was intended. Maybe some other time.

Oh, and we passengers did not notice the collision at all, only that the train stopped and then refused to continue for a long time while the ship left, then the next came and left and so on (one ship every 30 minutes). I do hope that this will forever remain the most severe train accident I'm vaguely involved in.
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ICE 4 by ZCochrane
ICE 4
In a few years, pictures like this will be commonplace and boring, to the point that I won't bother taking them anymore. I think five to ten years at most. But right now, it's still fresh and new and interesting: DB's new ICE 4 (at the moment still better known by its old working title ICx), as a pre-series train on a test run through Hamburg central station. It will be some time until these units enter regular service. When they do, they will replace locomotive-drawn IC and EC trains and eventually the old ICE 1 and ICE 2 train sets. With a top speed of only 230 km/h or 250 km/h' they do not exactly start a new chapter in fast train travel. Their advantage will be primarily in cost. Much longer carriages than before (almost 28 meters) mean longer trains need fewer cars, saving money. There are all sorts of minor detail improvements as well. The train will be known as class 412, putting it in the 41X series of ”pretty fast but not the fastest” together with the existing ICE-T. The train is built by Siemens, with a lot of parts being subcontracted to Bombardier (it is not a joint venture because DB insisted on having only one contract partner responsible for everything in case of trouble).

I've seen some pictures of these trains being hauled through Germany before as part of freight ain't, but I think this is the first one on DA of such a train traveling under its own power.
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Torsten Kammer
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I am a railroad enthusiast. I'm also a computer enthusiast, but my products there don't make pictures anywhere near as nice. My photography is generally amateur level. I hope to get good enough to be a "Pro-sumer" one day.

Oh, and I write way too much in image descriptions. So if you want to know more, and particularly if not, that's the place.

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Quick note: Version 0.2.5 is out! Get it here:

github.com/cochrane/GLLara/rel…

This release finally fixes everything that was broken since 0.2.2 (about a year ago), and even before that. There's probably still a lot of weird stuff in there, but this is the best, most stable, least buggy version there is so far. If anybody is still using this app, then I strongly recommend upgrading to this version.

There's a detailed list of changes here: cochrane.github.io/GLLara/2015…

This release is particularly important to me personally, because it means I now can add new features and so on as I like.

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kanyiko Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Torsten,

I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas (I know I'm a bit late, sorry about that) and a Happy New Year!! :hug:
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Hello Torsten, Thank you for the faves anf comment! :)
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:wave: hello!!!

Thank you so much for the :+fav: on my Jessica Jones fanart!! :love:


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Hi Torsten, Thank you for the fave! :)
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Happy Birthday!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
Happy Birthday Torsten! Airborne 
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Vielen Dank für den Favourite ! :hug:
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Eisenmann1987 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hallo.
Ich habe auf flickr ein paar von deinen Bildern gefunden:
www.flickr.com/photos/thomanic…
www.flickr.com/photos/gdi555/3…
www.flickr.com/photos/13740808…
www.flickr.com/photos/99993426…

Ich glaube nicht, dass das mit deinem Einverständnis passiert ist?
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the faves!! :hug:
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Hello Torsten, Thank you for the faves! :)
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Hello Torsten, Thank you for the faves! :)
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Thank you for the fave!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Thank you for the fave and comment Torsten! :)
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yetelsbert Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hallo Torsten, vielen Dank für die wunderbaren Bahnbilder.
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