Ellokclass 120 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.
? Early Epoch IV version without silencer
? With set of etched signs included
As the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) intended to accelerate the traction change in its vehicle fleet, it bought from 1966 to 1975 from the Soviet Union a total of 378 locomotives of the class V 200 (later designated as class 120). Since the locomotives were delivered from factory without train heating, they were mainly used in goods trains. Later, silencers were mounted to reduce the noise level of the motors. Because of the loud motor noise, the locomotive became soon known under the name “Taigatrommel”.