19 August 2009

Red Stripe

Germany's high speed trains run at up to 300 kph across the country. The trains, operated by Deutsche Bahn, are known as ICE trains and with their familiar red stripe are one of the best known brands in Germany.

The lead company in manufaturing the trains is Siemens - a German company - who are the exclusive manufacturer for the latest versions of the ICE 3. Under the 'Velaro' name Siemens have also sold versions of these trains to Spain, Russia and China.

In an age when it seems that most of the Western world's business seems to involve smoke and mirrors with preten money there is something admirable about Germany's commitment to building 'stuff'.

2 comments:

brattcat said...

Really get a sense of speed here, not so much from the bold statement of the red line but in the reflection above it.

olli said...

Thanks. This one was just pulling out of the station. I was at the end of the platform and this was towards the back of the train and it already seemed to be going pretty fast.

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