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The Trans-Europ-Express (TEE) net was the highest level of railway travelling in the states of the former EWG (which comprised the BeNeLux, France, Germany and Italy) plus Austria and Switzerland from 1957 until 1988.
The trains only had first class, had a restaurant, in German trains an additional bar, and a train secretariat which could serve the needs of businessmen.
Technical requirements were diesel engine multiple units able to reach 140 km/h at minimum and more than 120 seats, but not more than 3 seats per row. Border and customs control was performed onboard.
The participating states could not agree on a common train type, so for the Federal Republic of Germany the VT 11.5 series was designed. They had seven segments, were 130 m long and rode with up to 160 km/h.
It was a dream for a young boy to see one of them.
After introduction of the Intercity system which in its beginning was restricted to first class, TEE trains were integrated. The last TEE on German soil was "Mediolanum" Munich-Milano in 1972.

Captured on slide film at Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen with Canon A1, professionally digitalized.

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  • Copyright: Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 1 N: 1881] (7329)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1985-09-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-04-24 1:38
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