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Epoch II

The rise of the long-distance railroad traffic
A new era, a new generation of coaches
Standard design locomotives
Service on a high level, the Mitropa
The rise of a trainlegend
A new numbering scheme for passenger cars
Beginning of the modern age, electric locomotives
A new idea, the SVT
The competitor of the SVT, the Henschel-Wegmann-Zug
Result of renewal: the Schürzenwagen
The temporarily ending

A new numbering scheme for passenger cars

In 1930 it appeared that the existing numbering scheme for passenger coaches didn't comply anymore, due to the disappearing of the fourth class. The DRG developed a new numbering scheme that fitted all passenger coaches. Here you can find the new scheme (Numbering scheme passenger coaches from 1930).

Of course the construction of new express train coaches was going on. From 1928 the industry constructed a new generation of coaches. The coaches had in comparision with the Hechtcoaches, entrance doors who were parallel with the coach sides, but the entrance doors stood 330 mm inwards. The coaches were made of steel. At the beginning of the thirties there was a trend towards higher speeds. Because of this the DRG began to search to newer and lighter materials and constructions. The results were newer welding techniques and lighter constructions. The coaches from 1933 were the first coaches who had the new welded construction. The profiles of the chassis were welded too. The side walls were welded to the rised profiles. Express train coaches from 1935 were more rounded in favor of the streamline of the coaches.

The following coach types were made between 1928 and 1937 (Coaches Bauart \'28-\'37 ). More information about these coaches can be found by the Bauart '28-'37 coaches and the standard design coaches.