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(Former) Swiss ICE-1 sets


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It appears that DB are starting a modification programme on ICE-1 sets 72 to 90 to make them German only again after their replacement by ICE-4 sets on services beyond Basel to Zürich/Chur/Interlaken. Set 86 (power cars 401086/586) was seen earlier today with just one pantograph on each power car, the Swiss one having been removed. The "25 Years of ICE to Switzerland" logos on the cab sides hadn't been removed through!


Guerbetaler
 

Am 21.08.2020 um 21:57 schrieb 43096:
It appears that DB are starting a modification programme on ICE-1
sets 72 to 90 to make them German only
The ICE1 would need some updates and DB doesn't want to make these, as they don't plan to use the ICE1 in Switzerland any more. Without the update, the rest of the equipment is of no use and is therefore removed.

Markus, Gürbetal