DÜWAG

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Duewag
Founded 1898
Defunct 2000
Headquarters Krefeld
Duewag - GT 6 ZR, EMU 592 of the Thüringerwaldbahn
Railbus built under the Uerdingen brand name, operated by EVB
Dual voltage GT 8-100D/2S-M for the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn

The Duewag AG was one of Germany's major manufacturers for rail vehicles. The business was sold in 1999 to Siemens transportation.

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The company was founded in 1898 as Waggonfabrik Uerdingen AG in Uerdingen. After the merger with Düsseldorfer Waggonfabrik in 1935, railway vehicles were built in Uerdingen, whilst the Düsseldorf plant produced mainly local traffic vehicles, namely tramway and light rail vehicles. Since 1981, the company officially carried the name Duewag. Duewag was sold to Siemens in 1989 by Talbot and the company was consequently dissolved in 2000.

Duewag vehicles were close to a monopoly market in West Germany, as nearly every tram and light rail vehicle purchased from the 1960s onward was built by Duewag.

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Coordinates: 51°22′05″N 6°38′45″E / 51.36806°N 6.64583°E / 51.36806; 6.64583