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DB type Bm (2nd class)
Name Passenger Car, UIC, Type X
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType UIC
Variety Type X
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Epoch III (1945-1970)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1952-1988



History: The UIC (Union International des Chemins de fer) type X is a type of passenger car defined in 1961 by UIC bulletin 567, together with UIC type Y. They have been standardized based on the design introduced after WWII by the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) for its express cars, that was known as üm-Wagen or m-Wagen. The length of the UIC-X cars was the longest of all passenger cars built until then; this length has been kept identical for the UIC-Z type introduced in the 1970's.
Several thousands of these cars have been built for the major western European railways: Germany (DB), Italy (FS), Spain (RENFE), Switzerland (SBB-CFF-FFS), Austria (ÖBB)
  • Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) : a total of 6,145 UIC-X cars in 3 series (53, 61, 63) of various types - Am (1st class), ABm (1st/2nd class), Bm (2nd class), Bcm (sleeper), BDms (Baggage), ARm (1st class diner) et BRbumh (2nd class diner/bar)
  • Ferrovie dello Stato (FS): a total of 4,746 UIC-X cars in 7 series (64, 66-68, 68, 70, 75, 79-82) of various types - A (1st class), AB (1st/2nd class), B (2nd class), Bc (sleeper), AcBc (sleeper)
  • Spanish Railways (RENFE) - Serie 8000: a total of 883 UIC-X cars built between 1961 and 1973, of various types: 121 AA or A10r-8000 (1st class), 6 AAB or A5B5-8000 (1st/2nd class), 15 BB or B10r-8000 (2nd class), 445 BB or B12r-8500 (2nd class), 117 BBL or Bc10r-8100 (sleeper), 8 RRR or R8-8000 (diner), 90 DD or D8-8000 (Baggage), 62 DDT (Baggage), 25 DDET (Baggage/RPO)
  • Federal Swiss Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS) : 40 Am (1st class), 20 ABm (1st/2nd class), 320 Bm (2nd class), 50 Bcm (sleeper), 10 WRm (diner), 20 Dms (Baggage)
  • Austrian Railways (ÖBB): 90 Bcmz (sleeper, derived from the Swiss type)
With a standard length of 26.40 m (86' 7-3/8"), they are qualified for a maximum speed ranging from 140 to 200 km/h.

From Wikipedia (in French)

See also these detailed articles (in Italian) for more information about both the prototypes and the N scale models: UIC-X.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


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Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-04-06 14:01:26. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-04-06 16:06:21

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