Bulletin: BR 218

BR 218

The classes (BR) 215 and 218 diesel locomotives of the Western German Railway (DB) are used in mixed service since 1968. 218 101 to 194, 218 242 to 288 were equipped with a 12 cylinder 4 stroke main Diesel from MAN that was later called MTU 12 V 956 TB10 that generates 2500 HP. The 2800 HP version of this motor is called MTU 12 V 956 TB11. In the late 1980s the exhaust system of BR 218 with the 12 V motor had been optimized. Since 1995 many of the 218 are equipped with motors called "MTU 12 V 956 TB11 NEU". The technical data stayed nearly the same but the exhaust detoxication improved again.

Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
LightFront light
F1Sound on/off1, 21259, 419105, 47
F2airhorn #1327598
F3airhorn #25291115
F6Acceleration/brake time, Shuting Mode/Shunting speed
F7curve squeal1537180
F10conductor signal1033178
F13brake release19403128
F14station announcement #117387128
F15airhorn #1 short16379128