Zr38 DE DIETRICH stations in the handing-over rail-car of the deposit of Strasbourg in June 1937.

Zr 38 De Dietrich

After the failure relating of the first attempt at machines to autonomous traction made by the EL, network Al lançe in its turn in the constitution of a park of rail-cars at the beginning of the Thirties. The need for reacting vis-a-vis to the growing competition of the road transport leads Management towards the solution of these new vehicles propelled by engines to liquid fuel. Not less than 34 rail-cars monocaisses and 3 oars triple are delivered between September 1933 and August 1938.