This double unit motive power combination harkens back to the glory days of the 217 in the Bavarian chemical triangle with the focal points Burghausen, Trostberg, Waldkraiburg, and Burgkirchen. Two units permanently coupled together symbolize the use pulling heavy freight trains from the chemical industry starting in 2000, when the class 217 units were based in Mühldorf. By the end of 2011, they were thrilling a vast number of diesel locomotive enthusiasts there.
Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 217 general-purpose locomotive as a double unit. Diesel hydraulic locomotive with electric train heating. "Traffic Red" paint scheme. Exhaust hoods included. The locomotives look as they did in 2003.