Archive for Deutsches Reichsbahn

Deutsches Reichsbahn Sleeve Insignia for Kiev

Posted in Armbands & Patches with tags , , on February 21, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere is a sleeve patch for the Reichsbahn control based in Kiev. For those of you who are interested this is for RVD = Reichsverkehrsdirektion (Reich Traffic Directorate)

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Deutsches Reichsbahn Sleeve Insignia for Brussels

Posted in Armbands & Patches with tags , , , on October 19, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere are two sleeve patches and a cuff title for the Reichsbahn control based in Brussels. For those of you who are interested these are for WVD = Wehrmachtverkehrsdirektion (Armed Forces Traffic Directorate) and HVD = Hauptverkehrsdirektion (Main Traffic Directorate).

 

Reichsbahn Collar Tabs

Posted in Cap Badges, Collar Dogs and Shoulder Titles with tags , , on October 19, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a pair of Reichbahn collar tabs for the Main Line Service group. The piping colour indicates what region line this collar pair belongs to.

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Deutsches Reichsbahn Train Eagle

Posted in Signage with tags , , on August 16, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgMagnificent! This is a German Railway eagle intended for mounting on the side of the engines. These were manufactured from an alloy, mostly Aluminium. The wingspan of this particular one is 60cm. The LOK marking stands for Lokomotive (train). The mounting stubs have never been threaded. On the reverse is marked G Al Mg Si. The G stands for Guss, meaning cast. The Al Mg and Si indicate the chemical composition of the alloy used.

 

The newly delivered Reichsbahn train with factory number "50 467" in Thorn (East Prussia.) The Reichsbahner (railway worker) at the front of the camera wearing a special uniform for the occupied territories with 8 buttons (usually 6), and the rare and only briefly used Litzenkragenspiegel of Generalgouvernement Polen. Unfortunately, the photographer had no steady hand and it has bit blurred when shooting. Also noteworthy is the Reichsbahn Adler, in which here the two letters "D" and "R" are attached on both sides of the emblem, which was more typically used in cars. The picture was taken by Walter Hollnagel in June 1940

The newly delivered Reichsbahn train with factory number “50 467” in Thorn (East Prussia.) The Reichsbahner (railway worker) at the front of the camera wearing a special uniform for the occupied territories with 8 buttons (usually 6), and the rare and only briefly used Litzenkragenspiegel of Generalgouvernement Polen. Unfortunately, the photographer had no steady hand and it has bit blurred when shooting. Also noteworthy is the Reichsbahn Adler, in which here the two letters “D” and “R” are attached on both sides of the emblem, which was more typically used in cars. The picture was taken by Walter Hollnagel in June 1940

L to R: Pfc Charles ”Toughy” Sobrito (brakeman/flagman), Sgt. Jim F. Deaton (conductor), T/4 Frank Hacker (engineer), and T/5 F.C. “Fudge” Moschini (fireman). This picture was taken in the spring of 1945 in Warburg, Germany.

L to R: Pfc Charles ”Toughy” Sobrito (brakeman/flagman), Sgt. Jim F. Deaton (conductor), T/4 Frank Hacker (engineer), and T/5 F.C. “Fudge” Moschini (fireman) of the United States 735th Railway Operating Battalion Co. C. This picture was taken in the spring of 1945 in Warburg, Germany.