2nd class F-Train coach, type AB4ü-35, of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB).
■ The express coach has a different running number than 863103, 863104
■ In-plane applied windows
■ In true to original livery and lettering
The "Blue F-Train-Network" of the Epoch III has long been a legend: Already in 1951 fast long-distance trains could be found on the train time tables of the Deutsche Bundesbahnen. The stealth blue coaches were eye-catching through their different colourful markings on the longitudinal beams. In the center of the coach the raised silver DB letters featured decorations. All “blue” trains, except two of them that operated in foreign countries, carried exclusively the 2nd class. The 2nd class of the three class classification was applied until the new classification was implemented in summer 1956. The old "Plush" class was being replaced by the 1st class which is still in use until now. A metal plaque covered the class number 1 which was not always the case, as many pictures of the coaches show.