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Rheingold coaches

SA 4-28 / WR4g(e) 28/51 / WRg(e) 151
SA 4K-28 / WR4g(e) 28/51 / WRg(e) 151
SB 4-28 / Ae 305 & Be 355
SB 4K-28 / WR4g(e)-28/51 & WG4k-28/50 / WRg(e) 151 & WGke 822
SB 4K-29 / WR4g(e)-29/51 & WG4k-28/50 / WRg(e) 151 & WGke 822
SAB 4K-28/34 / WR4g(e)-28/51 / WRg(e) 151 & Ae 303
SAB 4K-28/39 / Ae 304
SPw4-28 / D4-28 / De 949 & De 922

SA 4-28 / WR4g(e) 28/51 / WRg(e) 151


From the four coaches SA 4ü-28 which were built in epoch II only one coach survived the war. This coach entered service in D-trains in the Western zones after the war. In 1951 the coach was transformed to a dining coach and rented to the DSG (Deutsche Schlafwagen- und Speisewagen Gesellschaft) which was founded in 1949. The coach got the DSG number 1232 and the indication WR4üg(e) 28/51. The number was changed in the sixties to 10 232. With the rebuild to dining coach the coach was also provided with the new so-called "Gummiwülste" coach corridors instead of the old "Faltenbälge" coach corridors.

The coach had 30 seats in the dining. It got the red DSG colors in 1951. Around 1968 the coach got the new UIC number 51 80 88-46 232-1. Then also the type indication was changed to WRüg(e) 151. The coach had a maximum speed of 140 km/h and could be heated with steam and could also use the following tensions: 1000 V 17Hz AC, 1500 V 50Hz AC or 1500V DC.

In 1970 the coach was taken out of service and was bought by the FEK (Freundeskreis Eisenbahn Köln e.V.). The FEK renovated the coach in 1971. The coach is nowadays used in museum trains, it has number 51 80 08-43 022-6. It had it's last main overhaul in May 2001. (See also the website of the FEK).

Pre-war number: Number '45-'51: Number '51-'66: Number after '66: Manufacturer: Year of construction: Rebuild to:
10 508 10 508 1232, 10 232 51 80 88-46 232-1 Westwaggon 1928 Dining coach

SA 4K-28 / WR4g(e) 28/51 / WRg(e) 151


From the four coaches SA 4üK-28 two survived the war and were located in the Western zones. The two coaches, 10 501 and 10 507 were entering service in D-trains after the war. In 1951 both coaches were rebuild to dining coaches, the coaches got new modern coach corridors (Gummiwülste) and a red color. The coaches had each 30 seats. In 1951 the coaches were rented to the DSG. They got the DSG numbers 1230 and 1231 and the indications WR4üg(e) 28/51. The numbers were changed in the sixties in 10 230 and 10 231. In July 1966 coach 10 231 was taken out of service.

Coach 10 230 got around 1957 the UIC number 51 80 88-46 230-5 and the new type indication WRüg(e) 151 but was taken out of service in April 1968. Both coaches were suitable for speeds of 140 km/h and could be heated with steam. Both were also suitable for the following tensions: 1000 V 17Hz AC, 1500 V 50Hz AC or 1500V DC.

Pre-war number: Number '45-'51: Number '51-'66: Number after '66: Manufacturer: Year of construction: Rebuild to:
10 501 10 501 1230, 10 230 51 80 88-46 230-5 Linke-Hofmann 1928 Dining coach
10 507 10 501 1231, 10 231 - Westwaggon 1928 Dining coach

SB 4-28 / Ae 305 & Be 355


The three coaches SB 4ü-28 were rebuild to F-train coach. Coach 10 702 became a second class coach with 8 compartments and offered 51 seats. With this rebuild the number was changed to 11 355. The coaches 10 708 and 10 712 were rebuild to first class coaches with each 8 compartments and offered each 51 seats. Both coaches got the new numbers 11 357 and 11 359. The three coaches were painted in the new blue color (RAL 5011) of the F-train network. The coaches were suitable for speeds of 140 km/h and could be heated with steam. The electrical installation worked with 1000 V 17 Hz AC.

Before 1950 the coaches were used in D-trains and had like the other Rheingold coaches a green color. Most of the pre war Rheingold coaches had lost their striking colors during the war. In the fifties when the new 26,4 meter express train coaches entered service these pre war Rheingold coaches were again painted green. They were now used in low graded passenger trains ("Eilzügen" and "Nahverkehrszügen"). Around 1966 the coaches were renumbered and got new indications. Coach 11 355 got number 51 80 28-43 100-6 and indication Büe 355. This coach was taken out of service in 1968. The coaches 11 357 and 11 359 got the numbers 51 80 18-43 060-4 and 51 80 18-43 061-2 with the new indication Aüe 305. Both coaches were set aside in 1968 and 1969.

The FEK bought at the end of the sixties both coaches and renovated them in 1970. The coaches got the numbers 50 80 18-43 060-5 and 50 80 18-43 061-3. The FEK took the coaches in 1982 out of service. Then the coaches were bought by Intraflug which used them in special trains. Coach 50 80 18-43 060-5 got now the new number 50 80 02-43 060-3. Only the original inscriptions and colors are remained on this coach. The coach isn't used anymore and a couple of windows are removed. At this moment it is located in the cargo station of Freiburg (Breisgau). Coach 50 80 18-43 061-3 got number 50 80 02-43 061-1 when it was bought by Intraflug.

Pre-war number: Number '45-'51: Number '51-'66: Number after '66: Manufacturer: Year of construction: Rebuild to:
10 702 10 702 11 355 51 80 28-43 100-6 Linke-Hofmann 1928 F-train coach
10 708 10 708 11 357 51 80 18-43 060-4 Westwaggon 1928 F-train coach
10 712 10 712 11 359 51 80 18-43 061-2 O & K für Credé 1928 F-train coach

SB 4K-28 / WR4g(e)-28/51 & WG4k-28/50 / WRg(e) 151 & WGke 822


In 1951 three coaches SB 4üK-28 were rented to the DSG and were rebuild to dining coaches. Two other coaches were rebuild to so-called "Gesellschaftswagens". The three dining coaches got in 1951 the numbers 1234, 1237 and 1238. At the beginning of the sixties these numbers were changed to 10 234, 10 237 and 10 238. The coaches had 36 seats and were in 1951 provided with the modern coach corridors. They were painted in the red DSG color. In 1951 the coaches got the indication WR4üg(e)-28/51. In 1966 with the renumbering of passenger coaches, the coaches got the indication WRüg(e) 151 and the numbers 51 80 88-40 234-3, 51 80 88-46 237-0 and 51 80 88-46 238-8. The last coach was set aside in November 1966, the other coaches in 1967. The coaches had a maximum speed of 140 km/h and could be heated with steam. The electrical installation worked with 1000 V 17Hz AC, 1500 V 50Hz AC or 1500V DC.

In 1951 the two other coaches SB 4üK-28, the 10 703 and 10 707 were rebuild to Gesellschaftswagens. The coaches got a variable furnishing with unfastened seats, the coaches were also provided with a kitchen. They got the numbers 10 801 and 10 802. With the renumbering in 1966 the coaches were renumbered to 51 80 89-43 520-1 and 51 80 89-43 521-9 and got the indication WGüke 822. The coaches were suitable for speeds of 140 km/h and could be heated with steam. The electrical installation worked with 1000 V 17 Hz AC.

In the middle of the seventies both coaches got a limitation and also the new numbers 50 80 89-43 520-2 and 50 80 89-43 521-9. In February 1978 and November 1980 both coaches were taken out of service. Coach 10 801 was sold to the FEK. The FEK renovated it and the coach got number 51 80 09-43 020-9. Since 2001 this coach is not anymore in service. Coach 10 802 is bought by Intraflug in 1980 and was renovated. It got the new number 51 80 02-43 021-4.

Pre-war number: Number '45-'51: Number '51-'66: Number after '66: Manufacturer: Year of construction: Rebuild to:
10 701 10 701 1234, 10234 51 80 88-40 234-3 Linke-Hofmann 1928 Dining coach
10 703 10 703 10 801 51 80 89-43 520-1 Wegmann 1928 Gesellschaftswagen
10 705 10 705 1237, 10 237 51 80 88-46 237-0 Wegmann 1928 Dining coach
10 707 10 707 10 802 51 80 89-43 521-9 Westwaggon 1928 Gesellschaftswagen
10 709 10 709 1238, 10 238 51 80 88-40 235-0 Westwaggon 1928 Dining coach

SB 4K-29 / WR4g(e)-29/51 & WG4k-28/50 / WRg(e) 151 & WGke 822


The DSG rented in 1951 two coaches SB 4üK-29 (10 713 and 10 715). These coaches were first rebuild to dining coaches. Coach 10 717 was rebuild to Gesellschaftswagen. The dining coaches got 36 seats and the Gesellschaftswagen got a variable furnishing. The dining coaches were provided with modern coach corridors and got the red DSG color. Both coaches were renumbered to 1235 and 1239 and got the indication WR4üg(e)-29/51. At the beginning of the sixties the coaches got the numbers 10 235 and 10 239. Around 1966 both coaches were renumbered to 51 80 88-40 235-0 and 51 80 88-46 239-6, they got the new indication WRüg(e) 151. Both coaches were suitable for 140 km/h.

Coach 10 717 was rebuild to Geschellschafts coach in 1950. It got the indication WG4ük-28/50 with the number 10 803. In 1966 the coach was renumbered to 51 80 89-43 522-7 where it got the indication WGüke 822. The coach was suitable for speeds of 140 km/h.

Both dining coaches were taken out of service in August 1973. Coach 10 713 was renovated and used as KBE station dining in Bonn-Tannbusch. Coach 10 715 was bought by the VBV and got the number 50 80 09-50 901-0 and was used as dining coach. In 1983 the coach was sold to Intraflug.

The Geschellschafts coach was taken out of service in November 1980. Then it was bought by FEK which renovated it to an originally Rheingold coach. It got the number 51 80 02-43 023-0.

Pre-war number: Number '45-'51: Number '51-'66: Number after '66: Manufacturer: Year of construction: Rebuild to:
10 713 10 713 1235, 10 235 51 80 88-40 235-0 Linke-Hofmann 1929 Dining coach
10 715 10 715 1239, 10 239 51 80 88-46 239-6 Linke-Hofmann 1929 Dining coach
10 717 10 717 10 803 51 80 89-43 522-7 Wegmann 1929 Gesellschaftswagen

SAB 4K-28/34 / WR4g(e)-28/51 / WRg(e) 151 & Ae 303


At the beginning of the fifties two coaches SAB 4üK-28/34 were rebuild to F-train coach and dining coach. In 1951 coach 10 704 was rebuild to dining coach and rented to the DSG. The coach got the indication WR4üg(e)-28/51 and the number 1236, later this number was changed to 10 236. In 1950 coach 10 706 was rebuild to F-train coach and got number 11 356. The coach had 51 seats first class. Both coaches were suitable for speeds of 140 km/h.

In 1966 the indication of coach 10 704 was changed to WRüg(e) 151, it got the new numbers 51 80 88-46 236-2, coach 10 706 became Aüe 303 with the new numbers 51 80 18-43 040-6. Coach 10 704 was taken out of service in July 1967, coach 10 706 in July 1972. This last coach was bought by FEK and was renovated in 1973. In February 1981 the coach was sold to Intraflug.

Pre-war number: Number '45-'51: Number '51-'66: Number after '66: Manufacturer: Year of construction: Rebuild to:
10 704 10 704 1236, 10 236 51 80 88-46 236-2 Wegmann 1928 Dining coach
10 706 10 706 11 356 51 80 18-43 040-6 Wegmann 1928 F-train coach

SAB 4K-28/39 / Ae 304


In 1950 Rheingold coach SAB 4üK-28/39 was rebuild to F-train coach and got the number 11 389. The coach offered 51 seats first class and was suitable for speeds of 140 km/h. The coach could be heated with steam or 1000 V 17 HZ AC. In the middle of the fifties when the new 26,4 meter express train coaches entered service in the F-train network the former Rheingold coaches were painted green and mainly used in short distance trains ("Eilzügen" and "Nahverkehrszügen").

Around 1966 the coach got the indication Aüe 304 and the number 51 80 18-43 050-5. In March 1969 the coach was set aside.

Pre-war number: Number '45-'51: Number '51-'66: Number after '66: Manufacturer: Year of construction: Rebuild to:
10 711 10 711 11 358 51 80 18-43 050-5 O & K für Credé 1928 F-train coach

SPw4-28 / D4-28 / De 949 & De 922


After the war the three Rheingold luggage coaches were located in the Western zones. From 1947 the coaches were used in international trains like the "Nord Express". With the construction of new luggage coaches in the sixties these pre war luggage coaches were used less, until they ended up in the "Nahverkehr" trains (low graded passenger trains) around Dortmund, Hagen (Westfalen) and Köln.

The three pre war Rheingold luggage coaches remained their old numbers and were also used as luggage coaches in D-trains. The coaches were suitable for speeds of 140 km/h and could be heated with steam or 1000 V 17 Hz AC. The DB changed a few things, for example the doghouses and customs compartments were removed. Later also the characteristic "kanzel" on top of the coaches was removed. The color of the coaches was chrome-oxide green (RAL 6020), the roof was grey colored (RAL 7022). In 1961 the type indication changed to D4ü-28, the numbers remained the same.

In 1966 the coaches were changed to Düe 922 and Düe 949, they got the new numbers 51 80 92-43 310-2 (Düe 949), 43 001-7 (Düe 922) and 43 311-0 (Düe 949). Coaches 310-2 and 311-0 were taken out of service in August 1968 and September 1971. Coach 001-7 got in the seventies a speed limitation of 120 km/h. The coach number was changed to 50 80 92-12 001-5 and the coach got the indication Düe 949. In July 1977 the coach was taken out of service.

In 1968 coach 51 80 92-43 310-2 was sold to the Braunschweiger Verkehrsfreunden. In 1983 the coach was now sold to FEK which renovated the coach to it's original condition. They reinstalled the "kanzel" on the roof and painted the coach in the original violet color. Also the original inscriptions came back. The coach was furnished in consideration of the use in museum trains. For example the coach had some seats for the staff which accompanied the train. The lavatory and former staff compartment was removed. The coach is suitable for speeds of 140 km/h and meets the directives set by the RIC. The coach has number 50 80 09-43 012-8.

Pre-war number: Number '45-'51: Number '51-'66: Number after '66: Manufacturer: Year of construction: Rebuild to:
105 001 105 001 105 001 51 80 92-43 310-2 Wumag 1928 Luggage coach
105 002 105 002 105 002 51 80 92-43 001-7 Wumag 1928 Luggage coach
105 003 105 003 105 003 51 80 92-43 311-0 Wumag 1928 Luggage coach