Diesel locomotive class 221 belonging to the German Federal Railways.Free-standing handle railsSwitchable headlight/tail light with DIP switchIn order to cope with the increase in traffic, also on non-electrified main lines, the German Federal Railways procured a total of 50 class V 200.1 locomotives from the year 1962 onwards. They differ from their predecessors through their more powerful engines. These were required for the increasingly-long and therefore heavier passenger trains. The main areas of operation included the routes between Kempten and Lindau, Offenburg and Constance as well as the well-known “Vogelfluglinie” transport corridor between Germany and Denmark. During their lifetime, the locomotives were later re-designated as the class 221, and frequently received an ocean blue and beige livery.