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ARD4üm-64/ARDümh 105

The first bar coaches appeared in the TEE trains Blauer Enzian and Helvetia in 1965. These new bar coaches were the first TEE coaches with a length of 27,5 meter. The coaches had only at one side an entrance. Next to this entrance was a toilet and a luggage compartment, which was also accessible from outside through side doors. Next to the luggage compartment were four compartments with each 6 seats, as in the coaches Avümh 111. Next to the compartments was the bar and a dining compartment with 18 seats, separated by glass sliding doors. Normally the coaches were coupled with a dining coach WR4üm-64/WRümh 132. Also these coaches were equiped with a climat control system of type Jettair. The bar was provided with a coffee machine, an icemachine and three refrigerators and a kitchen sink.

These bar coaches were originally built for the Blauer Enzian and Helvetia. The coaches were built by Wegmann in Kassel. In 1965 were five coaches built, in 1968 three more coaches followed, these were built by Donaüworth, in 1969 again three more coaches followed built by Hansa Waggonbau in Bremen.

Initially the coaches were equiped with bogies Minden Deutz 930 with brakes of type Knorr in combination with electromagnetic brakes. Afterwards the coaches were equiped with bogies Minden Deutz 36 with disc brakes.

Between 1964 and 1968 all coaches were renumbered to the new UIC numbering scheme. The number "4" disappeared from the indication, and the letter "h" and the number "105" were added to the indication. On this way all coaches of type ARD4üm-64 became ARDümh 105.

Apart from the changes in the type indication also the numbers were changed. The coaches got the numbers 61 80 81-80 101 up to 105 (year of construction 1965), 61 80 81-80 106 up to 108 (year of construction 1968) and 61 80 81-70 101 up to 103 (year of construction 1969).

The meaning of the letters was as following: "A" stood for 1st class, the "R" stood for the small dining compartment which was available in the coaches, the letter "D" stood for the luggage compartment, the "ü" stood for coach corridors between coaches, the "m" stood for coaches which were longer than 24 meter and equiped with the so-called "Gummiwulstübergängen", the modern coach corridors, and electrical heating or heating with the central train wire, and the "h" stood for the fact that the energy supply in the coach was done with an axle generator.

Here you can find an overview of all coaches ARD4üm-64/ARDümh 105 which were built during epoch III (). The overview contains year of construction, numbers and manufacturers of the coaches.

Weight: 43 t
Gauge: 2.500 mm
Length: 27.500 mm
Distance between bogie points: 19.500 mm
Width: 2825 mm
Height: 4.050 mm
Bogies: MD 930 (Minden Deutz)
Maximum permitted speed: 160 km/u
Number of seats: 18+24 seats