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I made a journey to the Black Forest in June 1973 to see the last three remaining Preussen P8, Baureihe 38, in service with the Deutsche Bundesbahn.


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The first train left Horb in the early morning at
5:30am with commuters for the Stuttgart region.
Along the way we saw the sun rise for a beautiful day.


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Arrival of DB Br 038 711-8 with a moring local in Eutingen in southern Germany.

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Mast in the back is for the electric wires that will soon replace the steam engines.

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Work day passenger trains were handled by the last Preussen P8.

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The crew is having a chat.

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And there is work to do.


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Once the most numerous steam engines in Europe, a total of almost 3500 were built. They lasted nearly 70 years in passenger train service and even outlasted engines that were built to replace them.



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In the afternoon we arrived in Freudenstadt and the engine got a rest by the shed.

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The mesmerizing smell of a coal burner, the last three P8's in service with the Deutsche Bundesbahn were in the Black Forest region in southern Germany.

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Last chance view of the P8. Soon they were no more.

All pictures: Andy Wegmuller