Steam locomotive series 050 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.
¦ Version with Witte smoke deflectors
¦ Fine front wheels with openwork spokes
¦ Free, prototypical view between boiler and chassis
¦ Display of all fittings, also in the driver's cab
¦ Box tender type 2'2'T26
Planned as a replacement for the Prussian G 10 in freight traffic, the class 50 developed into a universal locomotive by the end of the steam locomotive era. From 1939 to 1943 a total of 3,164 units were manufactured in 21 different locomotive factories. After 1945, more than 2,000 locomotives remained with the Deutsche Bundesbahn and some had to undergo major modifications, which resulted in a large number of variants. The machines reached a maximum speed of 80 km/h, had an output of approx. 1,200 kW and an axle load of 15 t.
Additional prototype information:
- Built in 1940 by Henschel & Sohn, Kassel, serial no. 25811
- Acceptance October 25, 1940 as 50 592
- First Bw: Saarbrücken Vbf
- other depots: Buchholz (Nordheide); Hamburg-Harburg and Rothenburgsort, Mayen-Ost and Gremberg
- 01.011968: New number 050 592-5
- Retired July 31, 1975 at Bw Gremberg