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T4-62
Gotha tram T4-62
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In Gotha, the chariot of the railcar type T4-62 and its sidecar, type B4-61 are acted large vehicles in the early 1960s when VEB Gotha Wagon for the streetcar companies in Berlin, Dresden and Magdeburg were produced. The first prototype was delivered in 1958 to Berlin, and later adapted to the production cars.Until 1970, the Dresden and Magdeburg car also came to Berlin, where they came to Berlin, where they were in regular use unti were in regular use until 1996. The whereabouts of seven vehicles is yet known of which are ever a drive and a sidecar, in Magdeburg and Dresden, and two drive-and a sidecar, in Berlin.

The first prototype was delivered in 1958 to Berlin, and later adapted to the production vehicles. Until 1970, the Dresden and 1970, the Dresden and Magdeburg car also came to Berlin, where they were in regular use until 1996. The whereabouts of seven vehicles is yet known of which are ever a drive and a sidecar, in Magdeburg and Dresden, and two drive-and a sidecar, in Berlin. Among them is the prototype railcars in 1958. The whereabouts of seven vehicles is yet known of which are ever a drive and a sidecar, in Magdeburg and Dresden, and two drive-and a sidecar, in Berlin. Among them is the prototype railcars in 1958.

HistoryEdit

Already in 1952, tested the East Berlin public transport system consisting of a four-axis Großraumzug driving and sidecar. The plant in the LOWA Werdau built train was due to its width of 2.50 meters, used the line 86 only on the section between S-Bahnhof Grünau and Alt-Schmöckwitz. After the production of trams from Werdau to Gotha was relocated, the resident owned enterprise began with the construction of a new wide-body train, which was delivered in 1958 to Berlin. The train consisting of the railcars 8002 and the sidecar of 3002 showed the typical Berlin width of 2.20 meters. The first use in passenger service took place on 7 December 1959 to 31 86th December 1960 on the line According to the model code in 1934 introduced the LPP, the cars were run as TDE 58 or BDE 58th Advertised meant this shortcut setup bogie-drive or side-car with the built in 1958th

The cars were designed as four-axle set-dump cars. They had executed three doors, of which the middle and rear as double-sided, the front was a simple folding door. It stood in the railcar 26, the sidecar 28 seats available. The front bogie Each was powered by two longitudinally Halbspannungsmotoren. The control was carried out on a Zentralfahrschalter with push-button operation. This principle was already at the Dresden Hecht car used. Also from the ground plan of the car reminded Gotha with its tapered end of the coach car slightly to the pike. Visually, this train differed by more sloping front windscreen and at three, instead of the usual two side windows between the doors. The cost of development and construction of the train amounted to around 1.5 million DM, he was on 18 December 1961 sold to the public transport for 306,000 DM.

The Gotha Wagon began in 1961 with the production of dump cars. In the intervening period changed the Gotha's plans for the type so far that the highest possible use of existing components of same type series could be guaranteed. Visually, this was shown by the modified front end and now the two side windows between the doors. The front entry door at the production vehicles also run as a double folding door and widened. The seat number of the units has been reduced to the TDE to a 58. The prototype train was after delivery of the first car that adjusted externally. The window layout remained the same.

Due to production shortages first began, only the construction of a sidecar, which were delivered from 1961 to Berlin. Only a year later, the associated railcars. This is the type name T4-62 to declare for the railcars. By 1964, 32 drive-and 88 trailers were delivered to the capital. Afar were given the regional cities of Magdeburg and Dresden 14 or 19 trains. In Berlin, the cars were kept in accordance with the rating scheme than TDE 61 or BDE 61st.

Since the two district towns a few years later based dump cars of the type Tatra T4D Czechoslovak-made, they found no use for the Gotha dump cars. Dresden handed over its 19 trains in the years 1968/69 to Berlin, Magdeburg its 14 trains in the years 1969-70. This Gothaer dump cars from 1970, exclusively in Berlin were in use. In the same year led the BVB, as the East Berlin transport described themselves since 1969, the same year a computer run a series scheme. For the tram in the 200 range of numbers has been reserved. The trains were divided accordingly.

The trains were used from T4-62 and B4-61 first on Köpenicker lines, while the extra trailers were used in the urban network behind biaxial Rekotriebwagen in device design. After taking over the car taken from Dresden and Magdeburg, the features were found almost throughout the city. In 1993, the trains were umstationiert after Oberschöneweide, but still had their operational area in Köpenick. Already in 1980 the first cars were retired after the SNB received by mid-1970's, the first articulated railcar type Tatra KT4D from Prague. The increased use of KT4D and from 1988 the use of shorter, hingeless Tatra T6A2 accelerated this process. Primarily the extra trailers were retired. On 31 December 1991 stood at only 15 BVG trains still available. By 1995, these trains have been removed from service. The official end was used at 1 June 1996. At the end of the period of use have seen the priority for phasing out of the railcar parts shortage once again on the use of B4-61 behind Rekotriebwagen. After the withdrawal of the car two cars came to Dresden (218 037 & 268 104), and to Magdeburg (218 063 & 268 114). The two trains were originally based in those cities. In Berlin remained the railcar 218 001 and 025 and the sidecar, 268 058th.

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