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Prototype: CAPTRAIN Germany, Inc. class 185.2 general-purpose electric locomotive, registered in Germany. With advertising for the 150th anniversary of the Hamburg Harbor Railroad. Dual system locomotive with 4 pantographs. Locomotive road number 185 578-2. The locomotive looks as it currently does in 2016.
Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It has a special motor, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered by means of cardan shafts. Traction tires. The locomotive has triple headlights and dual red marker lights that will work in conventional operation and that can be controlled digitally. The headlights at Locomotive End 2 and 1 can be turned off separately in digital operation. When the headlights at both ends are turned off, then the "Double 'A' Light" function is on at both ends. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. There are 4 mechanically working pantographs (no power pickup from catenary). Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".
On August 11, 1866, the "Quaibahn" / "Dock Railroad" from the former Berlin Station in Hamburg to the "Sandtorquai" / "Sand Gate Dock" was opened. This was not only the birth of today's modern harbor, in that for the first time freight could be offloaded directly from the ship into warehouses and onto the railroad, it was also the nucleus of the currently largest railroad harbor in Europe. Currently, more than a third of the containers in the Hamburg harbor are transported by rail – more than in any other European harbor. To do this, the harbor railroad, a business area of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), maintains a rail network that is used by about 130 national and international active railroad companies (EVU). They link the harbor with the significant major cities and urban areas in Germany, Central, and Southeast Europe. Around 12 percent of Germany's freight traffic by rail begins or ends on the tracks of the Hamburg harbor railroad. For smooth operation of this modern system, planners, dispatchers, and turnout maintenance people at six signal towers look after about 300 kilometers / 188 miles of track and about 800 turnouts. About 150 kilometers / 94 miles of the track network are electrified. About 200 freight trains with approximately 5,000 cars are running in the Hamburg harbor on a workday. The dynamic, unconventional theme of the anniversary train is intended to take up the team spirit of the past 150 years and convey the message that the Hamburg harbor railroad forms an efficient, reliable, sustainable connection to the interior. Congratulations to its new vigorous motive power Your Hamburg Port Authority
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