Mecklenburg G 3
|Mecklenburg G 3 (IX)|
(DRG 53 7701–7705)
|Year(s) of manufacture:||1887–1895|
|Axle arrangement:||C n2|
|Length over buffers:||15,176 mm|
|Service weight:||39.94 t|
|Adhesive weight:||39.94 t|
|Axle load:||13.31 t|
|Top speed:||45 km/h|
|Driving wheel diameter:||1,350 mm|
|No. of cylinders:||2|
|Cylinder bore:||450 mm|
|Piston stroke:||630 mm|
|Boiler Overpressure:||10 bar|
|Grate area:||1.53 m²|
|Evaporative heating area:||124.8 m²|
|Tender:||3 T 10.5|
The Mecklenburg Class G 3 was an early German steam locomotive operated by the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg Friedrich-Franz Railway. Formerly the Class IX it was a copy of the Prussian G 3.
In total, there were eight G 3's in the Mecklenburg fleet, which had been built between 1887 and 1895. Of these two originally came from the Lloyd Railway, Neustrelitz - Warnemünde. The engines had a steam brake and an outside valve gear of the Allan type. Five engines were intended for transfer to the Deutsche Reichsbahn, to be numbered 53 7201 - 53 7205.
The locomotives were given Class 3 T 10.5 tenders.
Spielhoff, Lothar, Länderbahn-Dampf-Lokomotiven. Band 1: Preußen, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Sachsen und Elsaß-Lothringen, Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart, 1990, ISBN 3-440-06145-0
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