From the Past into the Future

Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 218 diesel locomotive, DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. Cottbus. Diesel-hydraulic locomotive with electric train heating. Road number 218 497-6. The locomotive looks as it did starting in 2021.

The Highlights:

  • Attractive design for the Cottbus FZI.
  • First time to include the striking snowplows on both ends of the locomotive.
  • Prototypical roof version for the class 218.4 with large cooling fans.
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally.
  • Figure of a locomotive engineer seated in one of the cabs.

This extensively decorated locomotive symbolizes in a special paint scheme the history of the Cottbus locomotive and car maintenance facility from steam locomotive overhauling to the latest facility for the complicated maintenance of the ICEs.

The Class 218 diesel locomotive (Art.No.: 39187)


On July 8, 2021 the diesel locomotive as the freshly overhauled diesel locomotive was presented, road number 218 497, at the Cottbus facility. The DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. (DB GmbH) (FZI) is listed as the owner and its future use is to be as a lease locomotive. The FZI had road number 218 497-6 given a two-part paint scheme, which symbolizes the history of the Cottbus facility from steam locomotive overhauling (black/red) to ICE maintenance (ICE white with red stripes). In the future, the DB-FZI will operate the latest and most environmentally friendly railroad maintenance for Europe in Cottbus. By 2026, a new ICE hall for maintenance and repair of the ICE 4 will be built at the current location, a hall for the conversion of diesel units to hybrid technology with electric propulsion as well as a technology center for hybrid research and modern training facilities will also be built.

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  • Attractive design for the Cottbus FZI
  • First time to include the striking snowplows on both ends of the locomotive
  • Prototypical roof version for the class 218.4 with large cooling fans
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally


On July 8, 2021 the diesel locomotive as the freshly overhauled diesel locomotive was presented, road number 218 497, at the Cottbus facility. The DB Locomotive/Car Maintenance, Inc. (DB GmbH) (FZI) is listed as the owner and its future use is to be as a lease locomotive. The FZI had road number 218 497-6 given a two-part paint scheme, which symbolizes the history of the Cottbus facility from steam locomotive overhauling (black/red) to ICE maintenance (ICE white with red stripes). In the future, the DB-FZI will operate the latest and most environmentally friendly railroad maintenance for Europe in Cottbus. By 2026, a new ICE hall for maintenance and repair of the ICE 4 will be built at the current location, a hall for the conversion of diesel units to hybrid technology with electric propulsion as well as a technology center for hybrid research and modern training facilities will also be built.

  • Attractive design for the Cottbus FZI
  • First time to include the striking snowplows on both ends of the locomotive
  • Prototypical roof version for the class 218.4 with large cooling fans
  • Cab lighting can be controlled digitally


Download the Class 218 info sheet in four languages now.

Lade die Stellenangebote bequem als PDF runter.
 

Download the Class 218 info brochure now.

In four different languages:

Info brochure DEInfo brochure ENInfo brochure FRInfo brochure NL

The model is also available in Z gauge (item no.: 88807)

Art.-No. 88807

Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

199,00 €
production sold out
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Gauge Z Era VI Locomotives

For Minitrix gauge there is a version of the model as well (item no.: 16825)

Art.-No. 16825

Class 218 Diesel Locomotive

279,00 €
production sold out
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Gauge Minitrix Era VI Locomotives


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