Since August 2017, DB Museum’s 103 220 is in Siegen, where true artist have been at work to re-apply the famous and unique ‘Touristik’ livery. Soon it will return to the rail museum in Koblenz-Lützel looking all shiny and fresh. The 103 220 is ready for the fans!
We thank Mathias Oestreich for the photos
And many will soon the able to see the newly painted locomotive in its new colourful glory. 103 220 will be presented during DB Museum’s upcoming Sommerfest (Koblenz-Lützel – 16/17.06.2018).
A summer landscape
The blues, yellow and green of the ‘Touristik’ livery are a artsy/abstract representation of a summery landscape. There were two sets of coaches and three locomotives in this color scheme: electric 103 220 and the diesels 218 416 and 418. The Touristik trains ran from 1995 until 2001, then the rolling stock ended up in other trains and services, one by one loosing their airbrushed colours.
103 220 was withdrawn in 2002 in this livery and has been museum locomotive every since. It is not active.