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Road no. 057 070-5
Model: Boiler, chassis, tender and body in die-cast zinc; finest metal spoked wheels; smoke generator and sound decoder, either built in or as a retrofit option; true-to epoch lighting, multipart lamp housing; illuminated driver's cab; standard shaft front and rear with link guide; close coupling between locomotive and tender; perfectly replicated back boilerplate; metal, filigree reversing gear; finest paintwork and printing; lines and extra mounted parts in minimum material thickness; drive in the locomotive; empty coal chute, coal insert enclosed; single axle bearingThe DB (German railway) renumbering plan contained 18 locomotives that belonged to the “057” class. Fourteen of them were still in service sporadically in 1968. Except for the 57 2070 at Betzdorf railway depot, they belonged to the Bestwig (6) and Haltingen (7) depots. Whereas in Haltingen they were still heavily used for shunting, three of the Bestwig locomotives were already being used for several special trains. In 1968 two engines left the fleet, and four more went in 1969. The rest were taken out of service in 1970. The last locomotive was the 057 070-5, which was retired on 16/06/1970 and removed from the fleet on 22/09/1970. Like a few others, it still worked as a heating locomotive so that its fire did not finally go out until 1971. Shortly before the end of its working life, the locomotive featured in a film about the industrial magnate Flick. The well-known train driver Gerhard Moll stood at the controls. DB held on to the Halting 57 3088 and in 1974 installed it as a monument next to the locomotive office in Halting. In 2002 it went back on the rails and is today a moving exhibit in Siegen.