[DE / Expert] 10-year anniversary! WLE 189 and the Warsteiner train

The world is changing, but one thing stays the same; There will always be beer, right? For the locomotives of German operator Westfälische Landes-Eisenbahn (WLE) from Lippstadt this is surely true. For many years now orange WLE electrics are the designated traction for the many Warsteiner beer trains.

This week Railcolor received a picture of the unique WLE 81 looking a bit blasé and it made us wonder, how long ago did this locomotive start pulling its beer trains? Turns out: the locomotive is having its 10-year anniversary this month!