German Steam Festival Brings Out The War Engines!
These magnificent 2-10-0 DRB Class 50 German locomotives are beautifully maintained in this roundhouse!
Referred to as the decapod wheel arrangement (2-10-0), this type of locomotive was extremely popular in Germany and Russia prior to and during World War II. “Decapod” means “10 footed” and is the name used to describe crustaceans, lobsters, and crabs. In this case, it describes the 10 wheel arrangement of the locomotive.
This clip has great roundhouse action!
During wartime in Germany, 208 of these Class 50 engines were built. In spite of wartime losses, a large number still remained after the war was over.
Note: To protect he engine and crew when running backwards, the front of the tender was fitted with a protective shield!
- maximum speed: 50 mph
- Train Name: Decapod DR Class 50.35
- Power type: 2-10-0 Steam Locomotive
- Builder: BMAG 1941 engine number #50 3708-0, 1944 engine number 52 8184-5 LOFAG
- Train type: Freight/Passenger
- Location: Germany
- Locomotive and tender weight: 125 tons
If you have ever been to a steam festival in Germany or anywhere else in Europe, please let us know about your experience!