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The four welfare stamps from 2006 show four classics of German railway history: the "Flying Hamburger", the modern CityExpress from 2000, the diesel locomotive of the TransEuroExpress and the streamlined steam locomotive of the Henschel-Wegmann train from 1936.
Catalog no. 2560-63, mint never hinged.
Flying Hamburger (45 + 20 cents)
The two-part diesel multiple unit developed by the Reichsbahn covered 287 kilometers in 1933 long distance Berlin-Hamburg back in two hours 18 minutes - a sensational average speed of 125 kilometers per hour at the time. Officially designated as VT 877a / b. the railcar in popular parlance soon became only the & acute; flying hamburger & acute ;.
Henschel-Wegmann train (145 + 55 cents )
The so-called Henschel-Wegmann train reached 185 kilometers per hour with four light express train carriages in 1936. The streamlined cladding of the class 61 steam locomotive managed the 176-kilometer route Berlin-Dresden in 100 minutes.
InterCityExpress (55 + 25 cents)
The first high-speed line on which the ICE was able to show its performance was the W & uuml; rzburg-Hanover route in 1991.
Trans Europ Express (55 + 25 cents)
The elegant vehicle with the characteristic front section represented the West German contribution to the newly launched program of the Trans- European express trains (TEE).