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Berlin city railroad ET/EB/ES 165

The Berlin city railroad boasts a long history. Its development already was a tedious process with various test-models and predecessors. The first series production trains were put to use in 1927/1928.
On each side of each car there were four double sliding doors spaced in even intervals. Even back then these doors were equipped with a pneumatically operated closing mechanism. In-between were four compartments with four seats each. The trains were operated in two-car units and achieved top speeds of up to 80 km/h. Since the cars were needed in great numbers, a procedure was chosen, that was quite unusual for the time: The same cars were built in various production plants: in Kassel, Cologne, Görlitz, Wroclaw and Bautzen as well as in the Spandau subsidy of Orenstein & Koppel. More than 1200 of the cars were built in the course of time.
The Berlin city railroad made use of the trains regularly until 1997. Some of them were even in operation until the year 2000.
Those interested in the history of the Berlin city railroad can visit the websites of the association “Historische S-Bahn” (historical city railroad) or of the Berlin city railroad museum.


















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