PKP class Lyd2
|Builder||23 August Locomotive Works, Bucharest|
|Build date||1976 - 1982|
|Configuration||0-4-0 Egyptian Versions
0-6-0 European Versions
|UIC classification||B Egyptian Versions
C European Versions
|Gauge||600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in)
750 mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in)
785 mm (2 ft 6 29⁄32 in)
1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in)
|Driver diameter||800 mm or 1000 mm|
|Weight on drivers||7 t (empty) 8 t|
|Locomotive weight||21 t 24 t|
The PKP class Lyd2 is a narrow gauge diesel hydraulic locomotive built by FAUR (former 23 August Works) in Romania, for use initially for sugar cane railway in Egypt with later variants developed for use in Poland, Romania and Albania . It was commissioned by Polskie Koleje Państwowe for service on the railways of Poland.
The Lyd2 classification gives the technical details of the locomotives. L indicates a narrow gauge locomotive, y indicates 3 axles (0-6-0 or C), d indicates diesel fuel, and finally, 2 indicates hydraulic transmission.
The locomotive is configured with a single cab, with driving positions for both directions. The diesel engine (Maybach MB83B built under licence) produces 257 kilowatts (345 bhp)though documentation shows a peak rating of 415bhp from an normally aspirated engine . Transmission occurs by means of hydraulic transmission TH5R-V6. Train braking is via the single pipe air system.
Deployment and usage
15 locomotives are listed as operative in Poland during 2013. They are split between Białośliwie, Żnin, BKL Cisna, Cement Odra Opole, Rudy, Piaseczno and Koszalin depots. Another 14 locomotives are listed as non-operative.
Slezské zemské dráhy, a company which operates passenger trains on narrow gauge railway line Třemešná ve Slezsku – Osoblaha during sommer, purchased in 2005 a CK Lyd2-01 (ex sugar factory Kruszwica).
The Zittauer Schmalspurbahn has an Lyd2, numbered 199 013.
The Döllnitzbahn has 2 Lyd2 locomotives, numbered 199 033-2 and 199 034-0 both 1981 built.
- Andrew Goodwin; Stephen Goodwin; Dave Meller (14 October 2003). "The Lyd2 Page". Retrieved 18 June 2012.
- Lyd2 Locomotives in St. Kitts
- Industrial Railway Society (2012). Industrial Locomotives (16EL). Industrial Railway Society. ISBN 978 1 901556 78 0.
- Welsh Highland Railway Porthmadog: Stock List
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to PKP class Lyd2.|
- The Lyd2 Page
- The Welsh Highland Railway's Lyd2s
- Railfaneurope's stock list for the Zittauer Schmalspurbahn.
- current status of polish Lyd2 (in polish)