LDE – Pegasus

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PEGASUS
Quantity 1
Manufacturer Sächsische Maschinenbau-Compagnie, Chemnitz
Year(s) of manufacture 1839
Retired 1862/63
Wheel arrangement 2-2-2
Axle arrangement 1A1 n2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Overall wheelbase ≈ 2950 mm
Driving wheel diameter 1524 mm
No. of cylinders 2
Cylinder bore 305 mm
Piston stroke 457 mm
Boiler Overpressure 4 at
No. of heating tubes 75
Grate area 0.88 m2
Evaporative heating area 35.5 m2

The Pegasus was an early, passenger train tender locomotive operated by the Leipzig–Dresden Railway Company or LDE. She was one of the first locomotives to be built in Germany.

History[edit]

The PEGASUS was built in 1839, the first locomotive to be built by the Sächsische Maschinenbau-Compagnie in Chemnitz. In 1842, after a long period of trials, she was bought by the Leipzig-Dresden Railway Compagnie for 6250 talers.[1] The unusable locomotive COLUMBUS was used in part-payment. The design of the PEGASUS was based on the English locomotive STURM.

In 1862/63 the engine was retired from the LDE.

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Sources[edit]

  • Näbrich, Fritz; Meyer, Günter; Preuß, Reiner (1983). Lokomotivarchiv Sachsen 1 (in German). Berlin: Transpress VEB Verlag für Verkehrswesen. 
  • Preuß, Erich; Preuß, Rainer (1991). Sächsische Staatseisenbahnen (in German). Berlin: Transpress Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. ISBN 3-344-70700-0. 
  • von Helmholtz, R.; Staby, W. (1930). Die Entwicklung der Lokomotive im Gebiete des Vereins Deutscher Eisenbahnverwaltungen, 1. Band, 1835 - 1880 (in German). Münich and Berlin: Verlag von R. Oldenburg.