Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class E 10.12 express locomotive with aerodynamic ends ("Bügelfalte"/"Pants Crease"), high-performance trucks, and buffers clad with streamlining. The locomotive looks as the prototype did starting in May of 1967.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights and dual red marker lights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The lights are maintenance-free warm white or red LEDs. Length over the buffers 18.9 cm / 7-7/16".
The "Rheinpfeil" passenger car set to go with this locomotive can be found in the Märklin H0 assortment under item number 43857.