Friday, December 30, 2016

German 44 class steamers

Just under 2,000 of this 2-10-0 heavy goods train steam locomotive were built for the Deutsche Reichsbahn from 1926 to 1949 as a standard steam engine class (Einheitsdampflokomotive). Its sub-class was G 56.20 and it had triple cylinders. It was intended for hauling goods trains of up to 1,200 tonnes (1,200 long tons; 1,300 short tons) on the routes through Germany's hilly regions (Mittelgebirge) and up to 600 tonnes (590 long tons; 660 short tons) on steep inclines.

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