On the German Federal Railroad, the "Bügelfalten" or "Pants Crease" class 110 electric locomotives embodied the dawn of a modern "streamlined" era. Their streamlined body suggested modern locomotives pulling modern express trains. Starting in 1963, all 221 express train units of the class E 10.3 were equipped with these streamlined bodies with the characteristic "Bügelfalte" or "Pants Crease" on the ends. The initial Steel Blue long distance train paint scheme gave way to a new paint scheme in Cobalt Blue on part of the locomotives after major servicing and repairs. This did not detract from their extremely elegant appearance.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 110.3 electric locomotive, the so-called "Bügelfalte" / "Pants Crease", in the cobalt blue paint scheme of Era IV.
|Gauge / Design type||Z / 1:220|