Bavarian D VII

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Bavarian D VII
DRG Class 98.76
Bahnstrecke Erlangen-Bruck–Herzogenaurach 1894 001.JPG
Bavarian D VII, 1894
Number(s) DRG 98 7601–7614, 7621–7681
Quantity 75
Manufacturer Krauss, Maffei
Year(s) of manufacture 1880–1885
Retired 1935
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0
Axle arrangement C n2t
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length over buffers 7,550/7,565 mm
Service weight 26.7/28.2 t
Adhesive weight 26.7/28.2 t
Axle load 8.9/9.4 t
Top speed 45 km/h
Indicated Power 130 kW
Driving wheel diameter 1,006 mm
No. of cylinders 2
Cylinder bore 330 mm
Piston stroke 508 mm
Boiler Overpressure 12 bar
Grate area 0.83 m2
Evaporative heating area 50.16 m2
Locomotive brakes Hardy vacuum brakes, later compressed-air brakes; some had Riggenbach counter-pressure brakes

The locomotives of the Bavarian Class D VII were saturated steam locomotives of the Royal Bavarian State Railways (Königlich Bayerische Staatsbahn).

The D VII was built, in parallel with the D VI, as a six-coupled locomotive for hilly routes. A total of 75 examples were made, 41 by Krauss and 34 by Maffei. From 1885 the locomotives were somewhat longer, and had more water and coal capacity, so were also heavier.

The Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft took over all 75 locomotives in 1925 as DRG Class 98.76 (Baureihe 98.76). Most were retired by the end of the 1920s, the last one however not until 1935.

One example, D VII no. 1854 – later 98 7658, is in the branch line museum at Bayerisch Eisenstein owned by the Bavarian Localbahn Society.[1]

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  1. ^ "Lokomotiven und Triebwagen". Bayerischen Localbahn Verein e.V. (in German).