Railcar SVT 137 225 in Leipzig

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Railcar SVT 137 225 in Leipzig, Germany

While waiting for my connection train, I came across this DMU (diesel multiple unit) dating back to 1935. Before WWII, it ran as one of the first high-speed trains in Germany. After 1945 the train depicted above (SVT 137 225) was used by the GDR government until 1975.

Museum track No 24 in Leipzig

Leipzig Central Station is known for its colossal concourse with no less than 24 tracks. That way it is one of the largest railway stations in Germany. Track No 24 is dedicated to museum pieces only. The Railcar SVT 137 225 is one of five exhibited vehicles related to the history of the German railway.

Sources / More info

  • Link Description of the DRG Class 137 on Wikipedia (EN)
  • Link Photos of all exhibition pieces on track No 24 (DE)
  • Youtube Video of the DRG Class 137 in Leipzig (DE)
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