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Carriage 251 385 (Gms53)
Covered goods wagon

After the design of the covered UIC standard cars was obviously completed in the early 1950s, the DB had Gmhs 53 developed. The total of 3529 wagons were produced in several series from 1953. All wagons were equipped with a freight train brake Hik-GP or KE-GP, the installation of a handbrake was omitted. For universal use also in passenger trains, the vehicles were given a steam heating line. According to the UIC design, the equipment was carried out with 8 loading and ventilation sliders that can be closed by UIC sliders. The aluminium roof typical of the DB new coaches of the 1950s was used as the roof. The cars of the first series in 1953 and 1954 received a board cladding, from 1955 it was generally done to equip the wagons with resin-compacted plywood panels. All Gmhs 53 were placed in the EUROP park, replacing pre-war freight wagons. As part of a modernization in 1973, the steam heating of our car was expanded. From 1980, the retirement of the wagons of this type began, but numerous cars were reused as constructiontrain wagon or stationservice wagon.


The Gms 53 entered our inventory via the Hamm Museum Railway in 2008, and no operational refurbishment is planned. In line with its last use at DB, we will use it in the future as a station wagon for the storage of spare parts.



 Manufacturer  unknown
 Fabrication N  unknown
 First year of construction  1953/54
 Lenght over buffers  10.580 mm
 Total weight  11,6 t
 Load weight  20,0 t
 Brake type  KE G-P
 Max speed  100 km/h
 Status  not serviceable








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