Mecklenburg G 4.2

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MFFB G 4.2
Number(s): MFFB numbers 401–405
(DRG 53 401–405)
Quantity: 5
Manufacturer: Henschel
Year(s) of manufacture: 1901–1905
Retired: 1924
Wheel arrangement: 0-6-0
Axle arrangement: C
Axle arrangement: C n2v
Length over buffers: 15,367 mm
Service weight: 40.35 t
Adhesive weight: 40.35 t
Axle load: 13.45 t
Top speed: 45 km/h
Driving wheel diameter: 1,345 mm
No. of cylinders: 2
Cylinder bore: 460/650 mm
Piston stroke: 630 mm
Boiler Overpressure: 12 bar
Grate area: 1.53 m²
Evaporative heating area: 116.00 m²
Tender: pr 3 T 12
Water capacity: 12.0 m³

The Mecklenburg Class G 4.2 operated by the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg Friedrich-Franz Railway was a goods train, steam locomotive with a compound engine. It was procured between 1901 and 1905 from Henschel and Linke based on the Prussian G 4.2 prototype. A total of five machines were built for Mecklenburg. It was planned that they would be taken over by the Deutsche Reichsbahn and were to have been given numbers 53 401 - 53 405 according to the 1923 provisional DRG renumbering plan. But they were retired by 1924 before the final plan was issued.

The vehicles were equipped with a Hartmann steam brake and had inside Allan valve gear. The engines were able to haul a 500 tonne train on an incline of 1:300 at 30 km/h.

In 1920 a G 4.2 was transferred from Prussia to Mecklenburg. It was given running no. 406 and would have become DRG 53 451.

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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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