German Heritage Steamer Sounds Awesome!

German Heritage Steamer Sounds Awesome! | Train Fanatics Videos

Starting from her station in Kloten, Switzerland, the DRG Class 01 #202 gives an impressive sound as she rolls out of the station. Built between 1937-1938 for the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG), the DRG Class 01 #202 is one of only 3 locomotives still operational out of a total of 231 built between 1921 and 1938.

The DRG Class 01 #202 was also fitted with Witte smoke deflectors to combat the steam and smoke from obscuring the view of the engineer. The deflector would force air down the side of the boiler thus creating a high pressure area that would send the smoke upwards, out the engineers way. The deflectors are generally needed on locomotives with shorter chimney stacks.

Quick facts:

  • BRG Class 01 German Locomotive
  • Locomotive weight: 108 tons
  • Built 1937-1938, Krupp, AEG, BMAG
  • Top speed: 75 mph, 31 mph in reverse
  • Fuel: Hard coal
  • Wheel arrangement 4-6-2 Pacific type

Let us know if you have ever taken an excursion on this train while in Europe. We would love to hear your comments!

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