Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type Am 203 express train passenger car, 1st class. German Sleeping Car and Dining Car Company (DSG) type WR4üe dining car, used on the German Federal Railroad (DB).
"Hans Sachs" F-Zug / long distance express train - F 37 - running from Munich to Hagen.
Typical long distance passenger train consist in the 1960s.
Finely detailed trucks.
Model: Four-part express train passenger car set, consisting of three 1st class express train passenger cars and a DSG dining car (Schürzenwagen / skirted passenger car). The cars look as the prototype did in the 1960s. Total length over the buffers 489 mm / 19-1/4".
The class E 10.3 locomotive, item number 88411, goes well with this car set.
- Product programme 2006 - New items brochure 2006
The German Federal Railroad's Fast F Zug Express Trains -
At the start of the 1950s the newly founded German Federal Railroad revived the prewar tradition of the legendary FD-Zug express trains (long distance express trains) and created a new class of trains, the F-Zug express trains (international long distance express trains and domestic long-distance express trains). These trains usually ran with special 1st class cars only for the important long distance passenger service. The blue paint scheme for these passenger trains caused the network for these trains to be called the "blue F-Zug network". The F 37 "Hans Sachs" from Munich to Hagen was among very long routes in this network. The muted red of the Mitropa dining cars used for this service contrasted effectively with the rest of the train consist and contributed to the typically solid, first class look of these F Zug / long distance trains in the 1950s and 1960s, which were highly appreciated by the passengers.