709501 - Steam locomotive BR 94 DR Ep.IV N Gauge
Railway company: Deutsche Reichsbahn (DDR) Epoch: IV Gauge: N
Steam locomotive class 94.5-17 of the railway company of the German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Reichsbahn).
The prototype of the class 94.5-17 had a power of 788 kW (1070 hp), weighed 85 t and was able to reach a maximum speed of 60 km/h when driving back and forwards.
Approximately 1250 locomotives of this series hauled freight and passenger trains on steep sections and branch lines.
The locomotive was also very often used for heavy shunting services and was specialized in pushing wagons on and over humps. Both German railway administrations stopped operating the class 94.5-17 and the last locomotives were scrapped at the beginning of the 1970s.
The last locomotives of the DR (East) were stationed at the railway depot in Suhl.
The locomotive became famous when it started to operate on the mountain railway lines in the Thuringian Forest.
Number of driven axles 5
Traction tyres 2
Coupling In-house produced coupling
Head light Both sides of the vehicle are equipped with direction independent dual headlights
Measurements Length over buffer 79 mm
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