This book is about what collectors have seen, owned or coveted over the years – the large and attractive Reichsbahn eagles. In many cases they were the centrepieces of a collection. We may have wondered why there were different sizes and what did the various markings indicate on the reverses? Little did we know that these eagles not only adorned railway cars and passenger coaches, but also Reichsbahn busses, trucks, automobiles, steam and electric locomotives. Using this book, you will now know the manufacturer of the eagle, its exact purpose and metal composition. There is also a chapter on the evolution and manufacturing variations of metal Reichsbahn cap eagles. The book is also loaded with eagle details (front and back). There are numerous detailed photographs of various engine types and railway cars in use, plus many portraits of Reichsbahn personnel. If you have an interest in German railroads, this is the book for you.
Third Reich REICHSBAHN EAGLES
The book presents a serious investigation of historic documents, period photographs, and literature that establishes a dependable timeline of manufacturing and final-use variations. Detailed photographs of extant, original eagles illustrate the book. A work of this scope would be incomplete without details on reproductions, and the chapter included clearly explains how to recognise recent examples.