BBÖ Class 113
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (January 2015)
Locomotive 33.132 in 2011
|Number(s)||DRB 33 101–140|
|Year(s) of manufacture||1923–1928|
|Axle arrangement||2D h2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Length over buffers||20.698 m|
|Overall wheelbase||9.540 m|
|Service weight||85.2 t|
|Adhesive weight||59.4 t|
|Top speed||100(85) km/h|
|Driving wheel diameter||1,740 mm|
|Leading wheel diameter||1,034 mm|
|Piston stroke||720 mm|
|Boiler Overpressure||15 bar|
|No. of heating tubes||151|
|No. of smoke tubes||32|
|Heating tube length||5,200 mm|
|Grate area||4.47 m2|
|Radiative heating area||16.10 m2|
|Tube heating area||187.90 m2|
|Superheater area||69.5 m2|
|Water capacity||27.0 m3|
|Fuel||7.44 m3 coal|
After World War I new locomotives had to be built for the Austrian Western Railway due to increasing train loads and the replacement of old, wooden, passenger coaches with steel-bodied coaches. A 4-8-0 design was chosen which was based in many respects on the Class 570 of the Austrian Southern Railway, but which, at the same time, had numerous improvements. Between 1923 and 1928 40 locomotives of this new Class 113 were taken into service with the BBÖ.
This class was very powerful and much liked by locomotive crews. It was employed on the most importance passenger train duties and in front of express and fast trains (Eilzüge) and fulfilled its role on main lines well until the end of the steam era, when its top speed of 85 km/h was no longer considered enough. In 1939, the Deutsche Reichsbahn took these locomotives over as DRG Class 33 101–140. In 1953 there were still 33 engines left in the ÖBB, their Reichsbahn numbers being retained. All were retired by 1968.
Number 33.102 has been preserved for the Austrian Railway Museum (Österreichische Eisenbahnmuseum) and is based today at the Strasshof Railway Museum (Eisenbahnmuseum Strasshof) in Lower Austria. In the 1980s a preserved example in Yugoslavia was bought by private firm and restored to operational status. Today this engine has the fictitious number 33.132 and is available for heritage trips. In addition another locomotive exists in Poland, which can be regarded more as a Polish copy of the Class 570 predecessor.
|33.102||1923||Exhibit||TMW / Strasshof Railway Museum|
|33.132||1925||Working||Brenner & Brenner / St. Pölten|
|33.215||1927||Unrestored||Warsaw Railway Museum / Warsaw|
- Zoubek, Dieter (2004). Erhaltene Dampflokomotiven in und aus Österreich/Austrian preserved steam locomotives. Eigenverlag. ISBN 3-200-00174-7.