LDE – Robert Stephenson

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Quantity 1
Manufacturer Robert Stephenson & Co., Newcastle upon Tyne
Year(s) of manufacture 1838 – 1840
Retired by 1860
Wheel arrangement 2-2-2
Axle arrangement 1A1 n2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driving wheel diameter 1,676 mm (5 ft 6.0 in)
Carrying wheel diameter NK
No. of cylinders 2
Cylinder bore 305 mm (12.0 in)
Piston stroke 457 mm (18.0 in)
Boiler Overpressure 4,0 at
Heating tube length 2,438 mm (8 ft 0 in)
Evaporative heating area NK

The Robert Stephenson was an early, passenger train, tender locomotive operated by the Leipzig–Dresden Railway Company or LDE.

The locomotive was delivered to the LDE in 1838 by Robert Stephenson & Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, England, with factory number 205. It was retired sometime between 1857 and 1860.

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  • Näbrich, Fritz; Meyer, Günter; Preuß, Reiner (1983). Lokomotivarchiv Sachsen 1 (in German). Berlin: transpress VEB Verlag für Verkehrswesen. [page needed]
  • Preuß, Erich; Preuß, Rainer (1991). Sächsische Staatseisenbahnen (in German). Berlin: transpress Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. ISBN 3-344-70700-0. [page needed]