Oliver Bulleid designed SR Merchant Navy Class with an air-smoothed body that gives the 30 samples a distinctive look. After debut of successor Standard Class 7 Merchant Navy class had been re-designed with a more conventional look. In 1967, quite in fall of her career 35003 „Royal Mail“ had reached a maximum speed of 150,88 mph.
Class 6400 of Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) had been delivered by German Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK) from 1988 till 1994. The 120 locos develop 1180 kW at 1800 rpm and reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h. From 2007 till 2011 the four axle locos had been also used for cross border service to Germany.
Between 1911 and 1923 French Railway Company Prais-Orleans PO received 190 samples of two cylinder tank engine 141 TA. The locos reached a maximum speed of 70 km/h and had been used in commuter service around Paris as well as on branch lines in Massif Central area. In 1970 the last 141 TA had been withdrawn.
The French four axle locos BB 63000 were built for heavy switching and medium freight service in 1953 till 1964. The diesel electric locos had a Sulzer diesel motor that developed 552 kW at 950 rpm. The 250 locos reached a maximum speed of 90 km/h. BB 63000 coupled to a steam heating car were used sometimes in regional passenger service on branch lines. (sound can also be used for the slovenian AZ 643).
For increase of traction power and to gain coal efficiency few locomotive manufacturers had developed steam turbine locomotives in the 1920s till 1940s. In 1926 German Lokomotivfabrik J.A. Maffei for example built the 4-6-2 steamturbine locomotive T18 002 with Ljungstoem drive train. The loco delivered 2000 HP and reached a maximum speed of 120 km/h. Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft DRG used the loco for fast passenger trains till it had been damaged during WW II. Even the most successful steam more…
The six samples of 2-4-2 locos of BR 71 were ordered by Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft DRG in 1934 to replace railcars in light passenger service. The locos developed 570 HP and reached a maximum speed of 90 km/h. DB scrapped its remaining units in 1956.
After Millenium the German State Railway (DB) need to order new locos to replace old fashioned shunting locos of Classes 362 - 365 (former BR V60) and 290 - 295 (former BR V90). The German Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik GmbH & Co KG developed the BR261 diesel locomotive. The prime mover of version 10BB is MTU 8V 4000 R42 and develops 1000 kW at 1800 rpm. With a maximum speed of 100 km/h and a tractive power of 258 kN the BR261 is used in heavy shunting service as well as for mid range freight more…
In the early 1900s narrow gauge railway RhB of Switzerland needed stronger locos. Swiss locomotive manufacturer SLM Winterthur built 29 samples of 2-4-0 locos G 4/5. The locos deliver 800 HP and reach a maximum speed of 45 km/h. After electrification of the whole rail net RhB sold or scrapped the locos except for two samples that rest in Switzerland for snow clearance duty or for railfan trains.
The bavarian P 3/5 H had been developed 1921 for medium passenger service but also succeeded in fast train service. Maffei built 80 samples for the Gruppenverwaltung Bayern of the DRG. The 4 cyl loco reached a maximum speed of 90 km/h and could be seen also in front of the famous Orient Express on its way through Bavaria. Last samples of this success loco had been scrapped in 1955.