[DE] In the picture: The blue Dosto of RegionalExpress 44

The Railcolor News Expert subscribers read about it first: A unique double-deck train can be seen operating as RegionalExpress no. 44 in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Now we can see it in action.

We thank Achim Scheil and Tobias Peters for sharing their pictures with us.

First up, a view of the train through the lens of Tobias Peters, as seen in Duisburg Rheinhausen on 07.02.2020:

The SRI Dosto train, seen in Duisburg Rheinhausen on 07.02.2020 Photo: Tobias Peters

And Achim Scheil captured it at Rheinhausen station the same day:

The SRI double-deck train arrives at Rheinhausen (DE) 07.02.2020 Photo: Achim Scheil

But let’s not leave this article entirely ‘blue’. A red modern classic was pushing the train at the back. This is the “bwegt” 111 067, hired by Lok-Partner Betriebsgesellschaft from DB Regio:

The SRI double-deck train arrives at Rheinhausen (DE) with DB’s 111 067 ‘bwegt’ 07.02.2020 Photo: Achim Scheil

Currently, the train consist features two Dosto cars series 761 and 755.3, plus a Class 111 electric locomotive.

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