"Silberling" / "Silver Coin"
Starting in 1959, commuter cars were built in large numbers and left their mark on entire generations – the so-called "Silberlinge" / "Silver Coins". A characteristic feature of these cars was the extravagant exterior appearance: The car body consisted of unpainted stainless steel and below the window band, a peacock's eye pattern was ground into the sides. Double entries in the area of a third and two thirds of the car body length speeded passengers boarding and departing. The 2nd class cars had three open seating areas separated by the center entries, were upholstered with red artificial leather, and had 2+2 seating. The paint scheme "ocean blue / beige" introduced in 1974 changed the cars only a little. Only the previously black frame now gleamed in ocean blue.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) type BnB 719 "Silberlinge" / "Silver Coins" commuter car, 2nd class as it looked in Era IV. Car number 508022-12232-1.