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DB ICE 1 401 561-6 at Munich
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No: 9614   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Krauss-Maffei   Country: Germany
DB ICE 1 401 561-6 at Munich

Photographed at Munich Hauptbahnhof station on 1 September 2010.
The skeletons of these power car bodies were built at Krauss-Maffei at Munich. Further construction of the bodies was shared in equal parts between Krauss-Maffei, Krupp (Essen) and Thyssen-Henschel (Kassel). A consortium of ABB (BBC), AEG and Siemens supplied the electrical equipment. This was around 1990-1991.
By mid-2005, each ICE 1 trainset had travelled 6.5 to 7.9 million kilometres and had been in revenue service for up to 14 years. In the summer of 2005 a refurbishment program was started, referred to by Deutsche Bahn as "Redesign". It was planned to toughen up all trainsets for another 10 to 15 years of service at the Nuremberg main railway workshop completing in December 2008.
Picture added on 26 September 2010 at 07:41
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I believe, subject to clearances one of these will be doing a test run to London St Pancras in the near future.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 29 September 2010.
This testrun will be done by a DB ICE-3M that also can run under 25 kV 50 Hz AC. The DB ICE-1 was only built for the German, Austrian and Swiss 15 kV 16, 7 Hz tension and can consequently not be used on the Belgian, French and British high speed lines nor in the Chunnel.

Added by Marc Petit on 29 September 2010.
Thanks for that Marc. Should be quite a sight to see when it happens.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 01 October 2010.
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