Photo gallery
German Railways
companies, trains and electric or diesel locomotives

Railway companies in Germany. Photographs and pictures of diesel and electric locomotives, railcars, motor coaches and ICE high-speed trains (InterCity Express), regular and narrow gauge, national or private operating companies, which enrich colorful the German tracks. The gallery presents special journeys with partly historic vehicles on special occasions such as the Rheingold (Rhine-gold) in the station of Hameln, the world champion motor coach or railway festivals. Some picture are showing meanwhile historical scenes; either the line was shut down or the locomotives, coaches, carriages or wagons were replaced by new types. A short note is also given in the picture text.

umschalten zur deutschen Version
change to the english version
changer à la version française
cambiare alla versione italiana
versión española
mudar para a versão portuguesa

Currently, the photo gallery German Railways is divided into 4 sections. In addition to the government-owned company Deutsche Bahn trains in active service (at the moment of taking the picture) are following the private railways, which trains enrich German tracks with a variety of colors. Further on continues with the museum section with focus on special trips and rides, exhibitions and historical trains, and, last but not least, historical diesel railcars, such as the football world championship railcar VT08 from 1954 or, the unfortunately had an accident, Vitreous train or the savior of the German branch lines, the so called Red Bluebottle due to his motor engine noises and the livery of the wagon. The trains of German railway companies in cross-border traffic on foreign country tracks are also shown here.

Some Photos have a corresponding Video clip. If you prefer to see motion instead of a HD image then you should switch to Video to photo summary. There you will find videos which are listed in the same sequence as the photos and which are uploaded to the Internet. Please note that as starting sequence the parameter will exported to show only rail traffic on German tracks and not as selection on German railway companies. You are welcome to Modify as to your personal preference and then rebuild the overview again. Following on from the picture gallery, there are explanations and requirements. Further pages can be found on the subject of railways, trains and locomotives.

If you want to admire the Japanese Shinkansen high speed trains, please change to the railway gallery Japan. Also the railway traffic in Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia were joined into a separate national gallery due to the huge choice of available pictures. All other countries are summarized in the international photo gallery. The steam locomotives mustnít be missing, but they have as well their own galleries, one is reserved for German steam trains, another for Japanese steam train operations and also Sri Lanka is presented by its own gallery. Chinese factory and coal mine railways were also spun off and joined together in its China winter steam gallery, because the amount of available photos is simply too intensive to show them in the regular steam locomotive gallery. The rest steam locomotives and trains are joined together in the worldwide photo gallery.

No photo gallery? Worth knowing about technology and program
If your operating system doesnít build the photo gallery, but instead displays a warning that restricts the display of active content, allow the blocked risk. The navigation, the selection menus of the photo gallery as well as the control of the gallery pages are completely written in javascript, which triggers the browser to display this warning. Furthermore, since version 3.0 the entire screen is designed in container technology with a maximum of 5 areas, which are set visible or kept hidden depending on the screen width. Same width also determines how many shots can be shown in a row and automatically adjusts to it when you refresh the screen, similar to your Windows Explorer. Due to the variable structure of the gallery, unfortunately, no headings can be given any longer, which area will be displayed next. The photo gallery itself as one on the 5 subsections is displayed with dynpro subscreen technology, means in the screen encircled container 2 other containers are connected in the top left position. One of these sub-container shows as transparent background image the regional express train RE15023 in Frankfurt on Main Galluswarte; the other container contains the text. The wallpaper in the background is fixed with 100% x-axis and 100% y-axis and 3800 pixels, the text container calculates its depth itself. Depending to your screen configuration, one container is displayed deeper than the other, so there it at the bottom an overpowering beyond the edge of one of the containers. In normal cases the wallpaper should finish deeper than the text.

Some patience, please note
The pictures of the photo gallery are extremely compressed to 165 * 110 pixels, thus very fuzzy, but this is the intention. By clicking the frame you will get the actual size with an image resolution of 2250 * 1500 pixels and the detailed data to the picture. You can click the graphics right away, the second screen will open, but it may be that your Internet browser will load all the photos in the gallery before the single photo is activated in the zoom. Also note that your computer may issue a warning about active elements in the background. Without activation and during charging, the zoom screen remains black, which is not a program error, it is just the background color. Please be patient. How the photo description is structured and which possibilities you have in operating the system, is shortly summarized in the guidance to the photo.

Enthusiasts and railway experts
Railway fans are welcome to contribute additional data, since the author doesnít consider himself a professional for example concerning classes or history of a locomotive. Through our link summary you can access to other interesting galleries and presentations on the topic of steam locomotive and railway on the Internet. Webmasters, companies, railway stations, associations, museums, clubs, organizations, who like to be linked to our list, we offer the chance to cross reference by exchanging links to your presentation. Would you like to participate ?

Briefkasten for your proposals, suggestions, improvements and criticism.