Bavarian B V

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Bavarian B V
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Nordgau in the Nuremberg Museum, April 2012
Quantity101
Year(s) of manufacture1853–1862
Retired1925
Wheel arrangement2-4-0
Axle arrangement1B n2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Length over buffers13,609–13,910 mm (44 ft 7+34 in–45 ft 7+34 in)
Service weight30.0 t (29.5 long tons; 33.1 short tons)
Adhesive weight20.5 t (20.2 long tons; 22.6 short tons)
Axle load10.2 t (10.0 long tons; 11.2 short tons)
Top speed70 km/h (43 mph)
Driving wheel diameter1,448–1,470 mm (4 ft 9 in–4 ft 9+78 in)
Leading wheel diameter1,150 mm (3 ft 9+14 in)
No. of cylinders2
Cylinder bore406 mm (16 in)
Piston stroke610 mm (24 in)
Boiler Overpressure8 or 10 kgf/cm2 (785 or 981 kPa; 114 or 142 lbf/in2)
Grate area1.19–1.31 m2 (12.8–14.1 sq ft)
Evaporative heating area86.90–90.20 m2 (935.4–970.9 sq ft)
Tender3 T 6.5 or 3 T 7
Tender service weight6.5 or 7.0 m3 (1,400 or 1,500 imp gal; 1,700 or 1,800 US gal)

The Bavarian B V (Bayerische B V) steam engines were early German 2-4-0 locomotives of the Royal Bavarian State Railways (Königlich Bayerische Staats-Eisenbahnen).

They were the first locomotives produced in Bavaria in large numbers — 101 in all. The first series of 14 locomotives was similar in many respects to the Class A V. The second series of 15 locomotives had Crampton boilers. The first two series were built without a steam dome on the boiler, but were later fitted with domes. The third series had steam domes on the rear section of the boiler. The fourth and last series had one at the front. All were equipped with Class 3 T 6.5 and 3 T 7 tenders.

One example — the Nordgau — is in the Nuremberg Transport Museum (Verkehrsmuseum Nürnberg). Built by Maffei in 1853, and remaining in service until 1907, it is the oldest preserved locomotive in Germany. Nordgau was sectioned lengthwise in 1925 in the main workshop at Munich, in order to provide a visual display of the operation of a steam locomotive.

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