Prototype: Mitropa type WR4ü-39 "Schürzenwagen" dining car. Görlitz type III design heavy trucks. Used on the German State Railroad (DRG).
Model: The car is a four-axle dining car with detailed interiors of the dining area, galley, and personnel compartment. The car has built-in interior lighting. The car roof has separately applied vents, T-formed galley stove pipe, and indentations for marker signal brackets. The car ends have diaphragms and ladders. The couplers are mounted in close coupler guide mechanisms. Minimum radius for operation 1,020 mm / 40-3/16". Length over the buffers 73.4 cm / 28-7/8".
Dining in Style in Express Trains - Mitropa was responsible for the catering in trains during the DRG period and it had appropriate dining cars built to go with the DRG"s streamlined express train passenger cars. These cars were placed into service starting in 1939 and had a dining area with 42 seats divided into a smoking and non-smoking compartment. In addition, these cars had a galley with a coal-fired cook stove as well as a small personnel compartment. The trucks on the cars were "Görlitz type III design" heavy trucks, and they provided pleasantly smooth running characteristics with their wheelbase of 3.60 meters / 11 feet 9-3/4 inches and four-point springing. These cars were adapted several times to changing requirements and were in service well into the German Federal Railroad period.