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We're a month away from winter solstice. This is the time of year where you crank that ISO dial up to 2000 to reach a measely 1/640th of a second and hope the hogger of the train you're shooting isn't going full bore.Today's subject was the once-weekly Intercity hauled by a 25+ year-old class 120. Introduced in the 1980s this was the first production three-phase AC drive electric engine class. The original ICE power units were direct decendants in a different shell. 120 110 had already been sidelined along with other worn-out members of the class but was brought back to pinch-hit for the reliability disaster that the ICE3s are. The rest of the train seems to have equally fallen out of a time machine. Note vintage non-air conditioned cars with windows that actually open in the consist. They may not be flashy but they sure work a whole lot better than the unreliable jewelboxes DB have burdened themselves with. And really the only thing that matters on this day is a decent powerful heater. 120 110 with the IC 1918 (Aachen Hbf - Berlin Hbf) in Kohlscheid.