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714405 - Steam locomotive class 044, DB

Railway company:    |
Operating number 044 119-6   |
Epoch: IV   |
Gauge: N   |
Elect. system: DC   |
EAN: 4005575253482
Steam locomotive class 044 with coal tender of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB).

■ DB Witte smoke deflectors in lower position.
■ DB lamps.
■ Middle drive axles with smaller wheel flanges.
■ Unobstructed view between boiler and chassis.
■ Close coupling between loco and tender.

Technical highlights:

Digital interface Next 18. Current input at loco and tender. Drive on 4 wheels with 4 traction tyres in the tender. Two spring-supported tender axles. Close-coupling on the front of the loco.

The development of a powerful freight train locomotive was a part of the German standard locomotive programme of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft (DRG). The locomotive designated the class 44 with its triple cylinders was designed to transport freight wagons weighing up to 1,200 t in low mountain ranges and up to 600 t on steep ascents. In 1926, the first 10 locomotives were delivered with the 1’E h3 axle arrangement. This locomotive was not put into series production until the demands on train transport increased from 1937, after which it was procured in large quantities and in different designs. The series 44 locomotives formed the backbone of the heavy freight train service across the whole of Germany until they were replaced by modern diesel and electric locomotives.
Spare parts
General data
Number of axles with traction tyres
Number of driven axles
Interior fitting
Driver's cab
Close coupler motion link between locomotive and tender
NEM shaft 355 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius
192 mm
Head light
Both sides of the vehicle are equipped with direction dependent triple headlights.
Electrical interface for traction units Next18
3 pole motor
LED head light
Length over buffer
141 mm

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