World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

DRG Class ET 91

Article Id: WHEBN0004038233
Reproduction Date:

Title: DRG Class ET 91  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: WikiProject Germany/Transportation, DBAG Class 423, DB Class 403, InterCityExperimental, ICE 2
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

DRG Class ET 91

Baureihe ET 91
Glass train 491 001-4 (ex ET 91 01) c. 1978
In service 1935–1995
Manufacturer Waggonfabrik Fuchs, AEG
Constructed 1935–1936
Scrapped 1943 (1)
Number built 2
Number preserved 1
Number scrapped 1
Fleet numbers ET 91 01 – ET 91 02
Capacity 70
Operator(s) Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft,
Deutsche Bundesbahn
Specifications
Car length over buffers: 20.6 m (67 ft 7 in)
Maximum speed 110 km/h (68 mph)
Weight 51 tonnes (50 long tons; 56 short tons)
Acceleration max. starting: 0.58 m/s2 (1.9 ft/s2)
Electric system(s) 15 kV 16 23 Hz AC
UIC classification Bo′2′
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Baureihe ET 91 was a series of electric multiple units built for the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft of Germany. The units colloquially known as Gläserner Zug (Glass Train) were equipped with large panorama windows, providing an excellent outside view to the passengers. The vehicles were used for recreational trips only, especially in southern Germany and Austria.

History

Two units with the wheel arrangement Bo'2' were built in 1935 by Waggonfabrik Fuchs in Heidelberg and AEG.

ET 91 02 was destroyed on March 9, 1943 in a bomb attack on the Munich shunting yard. ET 91 01 survived World War II without major damage and was taken over by the Deutsche Bundesbahn From 1968 on, it was listed as Baureihe 491 in the DB numbering scheme, being assigned the number 491 001-4.

On December 12, 1995 the remaining unit suffered extensive damage in a frontal crash at Garmisch-Partenkirchen and was subsequently taken out of service. The unit has been stationed at the Bahnpark Augsburg in Augsburg since May 2005.

The unit is currently being renovated, however due to economical reasons it will not be put into a usable state again, the power bogie having been destroyed in the 1995 accident.

Literature

  • Horst Troche: 60 Jahre im Betriebseinsatz: Der "Gläserne Zug". In: Eisenbahn-Kurier. No. 281/30/1996. EK-Verlag GmbH, ISSN 0170-5288, pp. 24–29.
  • Horst Troche: Die elektrischen Aussichtstriebwagen der Deutschen Bundesbahn ISBN 3-921700-33-7

External links

  • http://www.glaesernerzug.de
  • http://www.bahnpark-augsburg.de


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.