Product Features and Details
Model: The Gutzold 58040 steam locomotive 58 3027 is a richly detailed model with new tender 2'2'T28 in era III. Model is finished in a semi-gloss paint and flawless lettering. The model includes several details such as pumps, steam pipes, sand pipes, handles, and containers that are assembled manually. This model would be great for any layout. The manufacturer offers several versions of this model so add one to your collection today.
Prototype: In the middle of the 50s the Deutsche Reichsbahn started to refurbish 56 locomotives of class 58.30 at RAW Zwickau. The result was a locomotive which was superior to the old version and powerful like the class 44 engines. Class 58.30 engines operated in the Saxony hill-side and around Gera. It carries heavy ore trains but also two 5-car double deck trains. In1981 the service of class 58.10 came to an end. 2 engines survived, the 58 3047 was operating as a historic locomotive until 1999 and the 58 3049 was reconstructed by railroad friends and is now in the Schwarzenberg railroad museum.