In Germany, the NIM Express trains by Škoda have finally entered service. Not yet on the route they were intended for, but if all goes well, that will happen in less than a month. In the meantime, enjoy these nice pictures of the ‘pre-premiere’ day.
We thank David Bieler for sharing his nice photographs with the magazine. This article was originally published on 16.11.2020 – and updated on 18.11.2020 (new pictures added; scroll down to see them).
Taken on 12.11.2020, the photographs in this article depict a NIM Express trainset running on the line between Munich and Treuchtlingen via Ingolstadt. Below, the train is shown in Rohrbach station, running as service RB 59147:
While these are regular services with passengers, they still represent trial runs – hopefully the last ones before the final deployment on the high-speed line between Munich and Nuremberg. The views below are from Dörfl, again in Bavaria:
The trainset in the featured pictures features 102 004 as a pull/push loco with driving car DABpbzf 001 at the other end of the train.
More beautiful pictures from David have arrived today. Enjoy both sides of the train with a blue, sunny sky above them.
As RB59147 in Fahlenbach:
As RB59154 in Dörfl:
To learn more about the latest details regarding the four-year odyssey which Škoda and DB Regio are finally putting to an end, visit our article below: