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3-piece DB Ep.III mail train passenger car set

Fleischmann 814509

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Art.-no.Fleischmann_814509
Gauge1:160
EAN4005575196123
CategoriesRolling stock, Passenger car
EpochIII
Railway companyDB
Inside IlluminationInnenbeleuchtung nachrüstbar
Electrical systemSpur N 2-Leiter Gleichstrom
CouplerSchacht NEM 355 mit KK-Kinematik
Quarter first delivery1/2020
Length over buffer (mm)426mm
Car set for a mail train of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

The set consists of an express train mail car, type Post4e, a standard mail and baggage car, type PwPost 4ü-28, and an apron car, type Post 4ü-38, of the Deutsche Bundespost.

Inset windows and skylight glazing

Early on in the history of the railways, the postal administrations used the railroad to transport mail. The rail mail cars were either placed individually in passenger trains or added in larger numbers as part of express freight and freight trains with mail transport. In the post-war period, the mail trains were shaped by the rolling stock of the former Deutsche Reichspost and were formed between large junction stations. Such mail trains consisted of wagons which, depending on their design, were used to transport letters or parcels. The letter mail was not only transported in the rail mail car but also sorted during the journey. Mail that had already been pre-sorted and was only distributed further at the destination station was transported in covered freight wagons - mostly rented from the DB, some of which were owned by the Deutsche Bundespost.

This model is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 14 years!