Bundesgrenzschutz – Bahnpolizei

The German Bahnpolizei (railway police) was operated by the state railways (Deutsche Bundesbahn) until 1992. In that year all operations, vehicles, and most personnel were transferred to the Bundesgrenzschutz (BGS, Federal Border Protection). For a while, vehicles were still operated with the old livery of dark green and the actual markings “Bahnpolizei”:

Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei - BG 17-463 at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof - © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei – BG 17-463 at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof – © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei - BG 17-465 - © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei – BG 17-465 – © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei - BG 29-652 at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof - © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei – BG 29-652 at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof – © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei - BG 29-652 at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof - © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei – BG 29-652 at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof – © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei - BG 29-653 at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof - © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei – BG 29-653 at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof – © Bernd Biege

A strange hybrid below … no “Bahnpolizei” markings, police emblem of the BGS on door, but still the DB registration of the German railways!

Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei - DB 28-633 at Hamburg Altona - © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei – DB 28-633 at Hamburg Altona – © Bernd Biege

New type Volkswagen bus:

Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei - BG 29-669 at Frankfurt/Main Hauptbahnhof - © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei – BG 29-669 at Frankfurt/Main Hauptbahnhof – © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei - BG 29-669 at Frankfurt/Main Hauptbahnhof - © Bernd Biege
Bundesgrenzschutz Bahnpolizei – BG 29-669 at Frankfurt/Main Hauptbahnhof – © Bernd Biege

Please note that these are scans from old 35mm slides from my archives, with resultant deterioration in colours and sharpness.

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