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Two units of type 612 are MUed for a Hof-Nürnberg "Regionalexpress", seen here near Schnabelwaid. Americans might call it a local fast train. The class 612 are two-carriage 99 mph DMU units. There is a 3-digit number of them. On special waiver for vehicle plus track, the 612 may operate at 11.8 inches of unbalanced superelevation. Predictable track geometry is required for this.

© Michael Hirsch, used with permission. His email address is:    a dot and a DE-for-Germany after gmx, the username is mir83

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99 mph 160 km/h  
11.8 inches unbalanced superelevation 300 mm unbalanced superelevation 2 m/s2 unbalanced lateral acceleration

Last modified: 2003-07-23