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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

Beginning of the modern age, electric locomotives

Already in the former states the railways were started to electrify a couple of railroad lines. For example in Bavarian where by means of waterpower electricity was generated. But in middle-Germany and Silesian was electric traction too. The lines were electrified with 15 kV AC 16 2/3 Hz.

Instead to takeover the electric locomotives from the former state railways, the DRG developed new electric locomotives for the long-distance traffic. In 1933 the E 04 was built, allocated for lines in middle Germany. For new alternatives in FD trains, the DRG modified in 1933 the E 04 23 for push-pull services.

For express trains in Silesian and Bavarian the locomotives E 17 and E 18 were built. With delivering the locomotive E 18 by AEG, there started in 1935 a new era on German tracks. At test drives the E 18 reached speeds of 165 km/h, the locomotive had a power of 4740 kW. In 1937 the locomotive got on the world exhibition the highest prize, the Grand Prix.

All information about electric locomotives who were running in the long-distance services can be found by the locomotives.