The same, but bigger

I am slowly making my way through the German registered (country code 80) wagons.  I finished uploading the L series last night, today I move onto the S series (inter-modal flats & steel wagons mainly).  One thing that caught my attention when I was over in Germany is the similarity between some of the British and German wagons fleets, the only difference being the German wagons are much larger due to the difference in loading gauge size.  For example, take the following two images.

Self-discharge Train Faeeprrs 37 80 6912 000-4 passes through Hamburg Harburg in Germany on the 20th July 2012

Self-discharge Train Faeeprrs 37 80 6912 000-4 passes through Hamburg Harburg in Germany on the 20th July 2012

To make this shot even more ironic, the train was being hauled by a 66!

PHA REDA 16203 passes through Water Orton, England on the 24th of June 2011

PHA REDA 16203 passes through Water Orton, England on the 24th of June 2011

Note the belt run underneath the train. One difference with the German train is the wagons are all classified as one number except for the discharge wagon unlike the UK fleet where every wagon is individually numbered.

Another train which I thought showed a similarity was this one below:

German registered car transporter Hccrrs 23 80 2911 961-3 utilised by ARS Altmann passes north through Hamburg Harburg station, Germany on the 19th of July 2012

German registered car transporter Hccrrs 23 80 2911 961-3 utilised by ARS Altmann passes north through Hamburg Harburg station, Germany on the 19th of July 2012

Its UK counterpart is the TOPS coded WIA, which is also registered under the international numbering system as ‘Sefoorss’.

5 unit car transporter WIA 85 70 4971 005-9 'Sefoorss' passes through Eastleigh station on the 25th of July 2007

5 unit car transporter WIA 85 70 4971 005-9 ‘Sefoorss’ passes through Eastleigh station on the 25th of July 2007

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~ by gingespotting on September 29, 2012.

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