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