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WR4m-64/WRmh 132


In 1964 there were only 5 TEE dining coaches of the Rheingold type, see also the dining coaches type WR4üm-62/WRümh 131 and WR4üm-63/WRümh 131.

For the TEE trains Blauer Enzian and Helvetia the DB ordered in 1965 five new dining coaches which were like the bar coaches 27,5 meter long. The coaches were followed by 2 more coaches in 1967 and 1968.

The dining coaches were 27,5 meter long to accommodate all equipment. Like the bar coaches these coaches had also one entrance on one side of the coach. The coaches offered 42 seats in two compartments, separated from each other by a glass door and wall. The coaches were provided with a kitchen and a buffet. The kitchen had on both sides a loading door without windows, so the kitchen could be loaded on the stations via these doors. On the side where there was no entrance was a toilet for the personnel and the installation for the climat control, which was of type Jettair.

The coaches weight 45,7 ton and were equiped with bogies Minden Deutz of type 930. The coaches were mostly coupled with a bar coach type ARD4üm-64/ARDümh 105. By this way the number of seats in the dining was increased to 60 seats.

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 "132" were added to the indication. On this way all coaches of type WR4üm-64 became WRümh 132.

Apart from the changes in the type indication also the numbers were changed. The coaches got the numbers nummers 61 80 88-80 106 up to 108 and 61 80 88-80 113 t/m 114 (year of construction 1965), 61 80 88-80 123 up to 124 (year of construction 1967) and 61 80 88-80 021 up to 022 (year of construction 1968).

The meaning of the letters was as following: "WR" stood for dining coach, 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 WR4üm-64/WRümh 132 which were built during epoch III (). The overview contains year of construction, numbers and manufacturers of the coaches.

Weight: 44 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: 42 seats