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    Experimental, unique and unusual German locomotives

    Author: John Oxlade, Salfords, England (email: )


    This list is far from comprehensive, and what constitutes an 'unusual' locomotive is very subjective. At present I think that H02 1001 is probably top of the unusual list with a boiler pressure of 120 atmospheres (almost 1700 psi...!).

     
    Class or number Origins Type Built
    Bavarian AAI J.A. Maffei 4-cylinder compound 4-2-2 with a booster single axle between the front bogie and the driving wheels. 1895
    Rebuilt in 1908 into a 4-4-0, 36 861
    H02 1001
    Caution: 350kb image
    Schwartzkopff-Löffler High Pressure Locomotive
    Boiler pressure - 120 atmospheres - about 1763 psi
    3-cylinder 4-6-2 1930
    03 154 Einheitslok
    (DRG Standard design)
    'Lightweight' 2-cylinder 4-6-2 with add-on experimental streamlined casing
    'Production' streamlining looked very much like that of 19 1001 (below)
    1930
    05 003 Einheitslok
    (DRG Standard design)
    Streamlined 3-cylinder 4-6-4 originally built with a cab-forward configuration. 1934
    Bavarian S2/6 J.A. Maffei 4-4-4 - essentially a research loco
    It was fast (154km/h), but too light to be useful in regular service
    1906
    H17 206 DRG rebuilt 172 with high pressure boiler - 60 atmospheres - about 881 psi 3-cylinder 4-6-0 1933
    T18 1001 DRG and Krupp joint design Steam turbine powered 4-6-2
    Turbines proved to be too expensive to maintain
    1923
    T18 1002 DRG and J.A. Maffei joint design Steam turbine powered 4-6-2
    Turbines proved to be too expensive to maintain
    1926
    19 1001 DRG experimental An unusual streamlined 2-8-2 with 2 inclined cylinders per powered axle - 8 cylinders in total 1941
    38 3255 DRG rebuilt 3810-40 2-cylinder 4-6-0 with supplementary steam turbine powered 2-4-4 tender 1927
    5040 DB rebuild of a standard 50 with a Franco-Crosti boiler 2-cylinder 2-10-0 1959
    61 001 Einheitslok
    (DRG Standard design)
    Streamlined 2-cylinder 4-6-4 designed to pull the Henschel-Wegmann train. 1935
    61 002 Einheitslok
    (DRG Standard design)
    Streamlined 3-cylinder 4-6-6 designed to pull the Henschel-Wegmann train. 1937
    Rebuilt by the DR in 1961 in to 18 201
    9916 Saxon I M 1000mm (39 1/3") gauge 0-4-4-0 Fairlie tram locomotive.
    This one has had it's original overall roof removed.
    1902
    9962 Württemberg Tss 4 750mm (29 1/2") gauge 0-8-0 with Klose Lenkachsen.
    It is not at all clear to look at exactly how this is supposed to work. It was intended to assist in negotiation of tight curves.
    1894


    [ last updated 1st Jan 2004 ]