what you see here is an unusual view of the worlds largest train station (by floor area) shot by yours truly.
What you see here are two of the four Siemens Vectron DE my employer Deutsche Bahn is renting to operate them in the general area of my workplace. The best part about this is the fact that I will be one of the lucky few who will support the Siemens technicians maintaining these beasts.
Don’t worry, the loco survived the crash and is still running perfectly.
This part of the much larger transportation project VDE8 starts in Ebensfeld near Nuremberg and ends in Erfurt. There it connects to the already existing track to Leipzig and my hometown Halle. The top speed is limited to 300 km/h.
Here is some cool drone footage of the trainyard I work at, it is currently being rebuild and is scheduled to reopen in 2017.
Pictured here is the start up sequence of a Kolomna 5D49 diesel engine built into the Soviet origin Class 232 locomotives I work on frequently.