Prussian T16.1 had been one of the most important steam locomotives for short freight and heavy switching duty. The two cylinder loco delivered 1070 HP and reached a maximum speed of 60 km/h. Some locos received a Riggenbach-brake for the use on very steep grades.
Two cylinder steam locomotive BR 52 had been developed out of the BR 50 during WWII. With the maximum axle weight of only 15.4 tons and a maximum speed of 80 km/h the 52 had been used for freight and passenger service. After WWII few locos had remained at DB. At DR (GDR State Railway) and many other European state railways the locos stayed in service often till the 1980s.
The BR 65 had been a completely new design of DB in 1951. The two cylinder loco had a maximum speed of 85 km/h and showed an excellent acceleration and tractive power. The BR 65 had been used for passenger trains in rolling country.
For fast passenger service German Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft DRG ordered 60 samples of three-cylinder steam loco 03.10. The locos developed 1790 HP and reached a maximum speed of 140 km/h. DRG-successors DB and DR equipped some locos with new boilers. The locos without this re-design feature were scrapped till 1957. During the same year DB equipped 25 samples with new boilers. The so-called Neubaukessel-03.10 developed 1870 HP and reached a maximum speed of 140 km/h. In 1966 the last more…
In the 1950s Deutsche Reichsbahn DR of GDR needed a high-speed locomotive to test new passenger cars. The testing department of DR developed the 18 201 out of tank loco 61 002, a new boiler (out of “Reko” re-design programme) and the cylinders of a test loco. The loco develops 1590 HP and reaches a maximum speed of 176 km/h. 18 201 is the fastest operable steam locomotive in the world.
Bavarian Railway Ludwigs-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft bought famous „Adler“ steam locomotive at British manufacturer Robert Louis Stephenson. The loco with its single-axle drive delivered 41 HP and reached a maximum speed of 65 km/h.
Bavarian fast train four-cylinder steam locomotive S 3/6 was produce in 15 series between 1908 and 1931. The locos developed 1770 HP and reached a maximum speed of 120 km/h. The locos were famous for pulling international luxury trains like “Rheingold” or “Wien-Oostende-Express”.
Four-axle multi service diesel loco BB 63500 debuted in 1956 at French State Railway SNCF. The diesel electric loco develops 450 kW and reaches a maximum speed of 90 km/h. With its electric heating device the 580 samples were use in passenger and freight service.
The DB Class 202, also commonly referred to under its manufacturers' designation Henschel-BBC DE2500, since it was only in experimental use and never purchased by the DB, is a class of diesel-electric locomotives designed for use on main and secondary lines for both passenger and freight trains.
Diesel electric loco DE 1002 of German manufacturer MaK is a reliable design for medium freight service of private owners. The 12-cylinder diesel prime mover develops 1120 or 1320 kW at 1800 rpm and enables the DE 1002 to reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h. The 24 locos are delivered between 1982 and 1988.