The last day of operation for the Class 420 on the S1 line of the S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr.
What used to be the standard bi-level cab car has now become a rare sight.
At the start of the evening rush.
An 3-car DMU begins its journey towards the airport.
One of the new cab cars leads an evening rush-hour train past the staging yard along Front St. West.
A TGV Thalys passing a cut of freight cars west of Bochum-Ehrenfeld, on its way to Paris Nord.
An ICE 3 working an early morning service to the south.
An InterCity train departs from the west end of Wuppertal Hbf.
An RE 7 continuing along its circuitous route to Krefeld Hbf via Cologne.
An ICE 3 rounding the final curve west of Bochum Hbf, before making a routine stop. The platform of Bochum Ehrenfeld S-Bahn Station can be seen on the right.
Although it is not, Cologne Central Station acts as a stub-end station for ICE services connecting the north and south of Germany. This train had just made a station stop here, changed ends, and w... (more)
An RE4 service rounds the curve towards Bahnhof Wetter.
The older trains serve the Dortmund Hbf-Essen Steele Ost portion of the S1 route (Dortmund Hbf-Solingen Hbf) these days, while the newer Br 422 terminate in Bochum Hbf.
An ICE 3 on its journey towards the south.