Diesel locomotive 218 290 belonging to Deutsche Bahn (German Rail, DB).Design in crimson livery with the DB AG logoCondition from 1995/1996 with differently coloured lettering prints in line with the prototypeSeparately attached plug-in parts, in part using etching technologySwitchable headlight/tail light with DIP switchModel features prototypical low wheel flangesWheelsets available with 1.2 mm high wheel flanges as spare parts (Art. No. 145433, 145435)Z21 driver’s cab availableThe 218 class has shaped the image of the German Federal Railways and German Rail over the last five decades like no other diesel locomotive before it. From 1971, a total of 398 series locomotives were put into service and used to pull both passenger and freight trains. They achieved a top speed of 140 km/h with a power output of 1,840 kW.The 218 class has included several colour variations over the years. The first 218s were delivered in the crimson colour scheme typical for diesel locomotives.