Product Features and Details
Steam locomotive class 23 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.
* Model in Epoch IV Design
* Moveable Heusinger control.
* Brake shoes between the wheels.
* Metal die cast chassis.
The 023 series was a true all-round genius. The locomotive hauled commuter trains, fast and express trains. Sometimes they hauled even freight trains. The newly designed locomotive of the class 023 (which until 1968 was designated class 23) was being used even in the epoch IV. 76 locomotives were a permanent part of the rolling stock of the DB and without exception they were stationed at the three railway depots Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern and Crailsheim.The modern class 23 "survived" the Prussian replacement locomotive P 8 only for a year. She had an power outpout of 1314 kW (1785 hp), weighed 131.8 t and achieved a maximum speed of 110 km / h(forward gear) and with tender ahead 85 km / h. After the official decommissioning of the locomotive in December 1975, eight of the locomotives have been preserved for future generations in associations and museums. Some of the locomotives still can be used.
- Number of driven axles - 2
- Traction tyres - 2
- Coupling - NEM shaft 355 without close coupling mechanism
- Minimum radius - 192 mm
- Head light - Both sides of the vehicle are equipped with direction dependent triple headlights.
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