List of BDŽ locomotives

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This is a list of the Locomotives of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDŽ).

Steam locomotives[edit]

Express locomotives[edit]

Number(s) Type Number(s) Type UIC class Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Notes
from 1908 from 1936
1–8 S 3/5 c 08.01–06 Б 2-3-014 2′C n4v 8 J. A. Maffei 1897–1904 Prototype for Bavarian C V
9–20 S 3/5 c 08.07–17 Б 2-3-014 2′C n4v 12 J. A. Maffei 1905–1908 As Bavarian P 3/5 N
21 S 3/6 v 09.01 Б 2-3-116 2′C1′ h4 1 Cockerill 1912 First superheated locomotive of the BDŽ; rebuilt in 1933
8.002–8.014 S 4/6 z 01.01–23 Б 1-4-117 1′D1′ h2 23 Hanomag (3)
Chrzanóv (10)
Borsig (2)
Henschel & Sohn (2)
Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (6)
1930–1935 Bulgarian standard locomotives
02.01–05 Б 1-4-117 1′D1′ h3 5 Henschel & Sohn (2)
Chrzanóv (3)
1935–1938 Bulgarian standard locomotive, three-cylinder version of class 01
03.01–12 Б 2-4-117 2′D1′ h3 12 Henschel & Sohn 1941–1942 Bulgarian standard locomotive
05.01–05 Б 2-3-117.5 2′C1′ h3 5 Krupp 1941 Bulgarian standard locomotive, were numbered 07.01–05 until 1942

Mixed traffic locomotives[edit]

Numbers(s) Type Number(s) Type UIC class Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Notes
from 1908 from 1936
142–150 P 3/3 z C n2i 9 Beyer, Peacock & Co. (1)
Sharp, Stewart & Co. (8)
1868–1869 ex CO 279–286 and 288; acquired in 1888 with the Ruse-Varna railway
151–157 P 3/3 z C n2 7 StEG 1887–1890 ex 21–27 (and until 1897: 1–5 and 64–65)
101–106 P 3/4 z 1′C n2 6 StEG 1890 ex 14–19 (and until 1905: 6–11); as PO class 85
171–178 P 3/3 c 16.01–?? П 0-3-014 C n2v 8 Vulcan (Stettin) 1896–1897 ex. 28–35; Similar to Prussian G 4.2
801–874 P 4/5 c 17.01–73 П 1-4-014 1′D n4v 74 Henschel & Sohn (62)
Škoda Works (12)
1912–1925 Universal locomotives
8.001 P 4/6 c 18.01 П 1-4-114 1′D1′ h4v (1) Henschel & Sohn (1928) Rebuilt from 801 after accident damage
901–970 P 5/6 c 19.01–70 П 1-5-014 1′E h4v 70 Hanomag 1913–1918 Universal locomotives
9.001–9.010 P 5/6 z 10.01–16 П 1-5-017 1′E h2 16 BMAG (13)
Krupp (3)
1931–1935 Bulgarian standard locomotive
11.01–22 П 2-5-017 2′E h3 17 Henschel & Sohn (10)
Borsig (7)
1941–1943 Bulgarian standard locomotive. Five locomotives (11.11 – 11.15) cancelled
12.01–17 П 1-5-018 1′E h2 17 Henschel & Sohn (9)
Krupp (3)
BMAG (5)
1939–1940 Ordered by TCDD as part of class 56.0
  • 12.01–07 bought from the factory in 1940
  • 12.08–17 bought from the DR (58.2501–10) 1941
13.01–42 П 1-5-016 1′E h3 42 MBG Karlsruhe (6)
Borsig (8)
Linke-Hofmann (9)
Henschel & Sohn (9)
Hanomag (6)
Schichau-Werke (2)
Rheinmetall (2)
1919–1921 ex Prussian G 12 (DR class 58); Soviet war booty, acquired in 1946
14.01–50 П 1-5-015 1′E h2 50 Henschel & Sohn (12)
Borsig (1)
Krupp (5)
Krauss-Maffei (8)
Lokomotivfabrik Floridsdorf (3)
Škoda Works (3)
Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik (2)
Maschinenfabrik Esslingen (1)
BMAG (4)
Orenstein & Koppel (1)
Schichau-Werke (3)
1939–1942 ex DR class 50
  • 14.01–30 bought from the DR in 1943
  • 14.31–50 bought from the ČSD (555.1) in 1958
15.01–275 П 1-5-015 1′E h2 275 (various) 1942–1944 ex DR class 52
  • 15.01–85 Soviet war booty, acquired in 1946
  • 15.86–105 bought from the DR in 1956
  • 15.106–125 bought from the ČSD (555.0) in 1958
  • 15.126–135 hired from the DR in 1959, purchased in 1961
  • 15.136–275 bought from the SŽD (ТЭ) in 1961–1964
16.01–33 П 1-5-017 1′E h2 33 Lokomotivfabrik Floridsdorf 1947–1949 DR class 42; purchased in 1952

Goods locomotives[edit]

Number(s) Type Numbers(s) Type UIC class Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Notes
from 1908 from 1936
243–246 G 4/4 z D n2 4 StEG 1878 Ex CO 243–246, né StEG 1243–1246; StEG V class; acquired in 1888 with Ruse-Varna railway
201–207 G 4/4 z D n2 7 StEG 1887 Ex 51–57; as Südbahn 35d
208–213 G 4/4 z 25.01 Т 0-4-014 D n2 6 Hanomag 1891 Ex 58–63
251–254 G 4/4 c 25.02 Т 0-4-014 D n2v 4 Vulcan (Stettin) 1896–1899 Ex 64–67; similar to Prussian G 72
250 G 4/5 c 29.01 Т 1-2+2-014 (1′B)B n4v 1 J. A. Maffei 1900 Ex 68; Mallet locomotive; exhibited at the 1900 World's Fair, purchased in 1901
320–372 G 4/4 c 26.01–38 Т 0-4-014 D n2v 53 Hanomag (16)
J. A. Maffei (6)
Wiener Neustädter (10)
Henschel & Sohn (21)
1901–1909 Ex 71–94 (old numbering); initially referred to briefly as K series
255–259 G 4/4 c 25.03–04 Т 0-4-014 D n2v 5 Hanomag 1905 Ex 42–46; similar to Prussian G 72
501–587 G 5/5 c 28.01–83 Т 0-5-014 E n2v 87 J. A. Maffei (7)
Hohenzollern (7)
Hanomag (61)
Škoda Works (12)
1909–1925 c. 60 rebuilt as simple expansion and with superheaters (1939–1960)
701–718 G 4/5 c 27.01–17 Т 1-4-014 1′D n4v 18 Hanomag 1910 Some rebuilt with superheaters from 1934
20.01–08 Т 1-4-115.5 1′D1′ h2 8 Škoda Works 1939 Ordered by Manchuria but not delivered, acquired 1942

Tank locomotives[edit]

Number(s) Type Numbers(s) Type UIC class Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Notes
from 1908 from 1936
1920 T 3/4 z C1′ n2t 1 1868 Ex 314; Acquired in 1888 with the Ruse-Varna railway
1921–1922 T 3/3 z C n2t 2 1870–1873 Ex MÁV 6601 and 6605; MÁV XIIe class (né StEG II 601–605), date of acquisition unknown
1918–1919 T 2/2 z B n2t 2 Hanomag 1887–1889 Ex 1918 (builder's number) und 1 TL; construction locomotives
1002–1004 T 3/3 z 47.01–03 Тт 0-3-014 C n2t 3 J. A. Maffei 1897–1898 Ex 102–104; similar to Palatine T 3
1005–1009 T 3/3 z 47.04–08 Тт 0-3-014 C n2t 5 J. A. Maffei 1900 Ex 105–109; as Bavarian D IIII, Diverted from an order from the Royal Bavarian State Railways
1010–1020 T 3/3 z 47.09−18 Тт 0-3-014 C n2t 11 Henschel & Sohn
J. A. Maffei
1909 Modified Bavarian D IIII
2001–2045 T 3/5 z 35.01–45 Пт 1-3-114 or
ПТ 1-3-115
1′C1′ n2t 45 Hanomag (20)
BMAG (25)
1910–1921
3001–3025 T 5/5 c 49.01–24 Тт 0-5-014.6 or
ТТ 0-5-015.3
E n2vt 25 Hanomag (15)
BMAG (10)
1917
4001–4010 T 6/6 c 45.01–10 Тт 0-6-017 F n2vt 10 Hanomag 1922 All rebuilt as simlple expansion with superheaters after World War II
1021–1040 T 3/3 z 47.19−38 Тт 0-3-015 C n2t 20 Škoda Works 1925 Modernised version of 1000 series
1401–1403 T 4/5 z 48.01–06 Тт 0-4-115 D1′ n2t 6 Hanomag (3)
BDŽ Sofia (3)
1930–1949 1401–1403 built for the Pernik coal mine, acquired in 1931; 48.04–48.06 only steam locomotives built in Bulgaria
3501–3508 T 5/5 z 50.01–10 Тт 0-5-015 E h2t 10 1907–1913 ex Prussian T 16; left behind in Bulgaria after World War I; Purchased in 1931 and returned to service
4.501–4.512 T 6/9 z 46.01–12 Тт 1-6-217 1′F2′ h2t 12 H. Cegielski 1931 Bulgarian standard locomotive
46.13–20 Тт 1-6-218 1′F2′ h3t 8 BMAG 1943 Bulgarian standard steam locomotive, three-cylinder version of class 46
36.01–10 Бт 1-4-215.7 1′D2′ h3t 10 Krupp 1943 Bulgarian standard steam locomotive

760 mm gauge locomotives[edit]

Number(s) Type Numbers(s) Type UIC class Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Notes
from 1908 from 1936
176–1076 T 3/4 c 176–1076 Пт 0-3-19 C1′ n2vt 10 Rheinmetall 1922
40076 T 4/4 z 40076 Тт 0-4-05 D n2t 1 Henschel 1920
50176–50476 T 5/5 z 50176–50476 Тт 0-5-010 E h2t 4 ČKD 1927
50576–50676 T 5/5 z 50576–50676 Тт 0-5-09 E h2t 2 BMAG 1931
60176–62076 Тт 1-5-110 1′E1′ h2t 20 BMAG (10)
Chrzanów (10)
1940–1949 Similar to DR class 9973–76

600 mm gauge locomotives[edit]

Number(s) Type Numbers(s) Type UIC class Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Notes
from 1908 from 1936
20160–?? 20160–?? ТТ 0-2-03 B n2t min. 3 from 1906 ex Deutsche Heeresfeldbahn; Acquired after the end or World War I
30160–?? 30160–?? ТТ 0-3-03 C n2t min. 9 from 1900
40160–49360 40160–49360 ТТ 0-4-03 D n2t 93 1914–1925
01.0160–0460 ПТ 2-3-04 2'C n2t 4 Baldwin 1917 Acquired in 1942 with the line to Rila Monastery

Diesel locomotives[edit]

Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Power
(kW)
Power
(hp)
Notes
04 B′B′ dh Simmering-Graz-Pauker 1963
06 Co′Co′ de 130 Electroputere 1,566 2,100 Similar to Căile Ferate Române class 62
07 Co′Co′ de Lokomotivfabrik Woroschilowgrad Identical to Deutschen Reichsbahn class 131
51 diesel Ganz Identical to ŽS class 641 and MÁV M44
52 D dh Lokomotivbau Elektrotechnische Werke Identical to Deutschen Reichsbahn class V 60
55 dh FAUR Most common locomotive in the BDŽ fleet.
66 B dh Humboldt-Deutzmotoren A.G. Ex Deutschen Reichsbahn V 20

760 mm gauge locomotives[edit]

Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Power
(kW)
Power
(hp)
Notes
75 B′B′ dh 10 Henschel & Sohn 1965 Three still in service
76 dh FAUR All retired
77 B′B′ dh 10 FAUR 1988
81 B′B′ dh 10 Kambarka Engineering Works 1982 294 390 Soviet class ТУ7 (TU7) shunting locomotive

Surviving locomotives are only used on the Septemvri-Dobrinishte narrow gauge line, Bulgaria's only remaining narrow gauge railway.

Electric locomotives[edit]

Class Type Quantity Manufacturer Year(s) Power
(kW)
Power
(hp)
Notes
41 Škoda Works
42.1 Škoda Works
43 Škoda Works
44 Škoda Works As class 43, but with electro-dynamic brake
45 Škoda Works As class 44, but with different gear ratio for working 110-kilometre-per-hour (68 mph) freight trains
46, 46.2 45 Electroputere 5,100 6,840 Model LE5100. Identical to Căile Ferate Române class 40.
61 Škoda Works Used for shunting and light works trains.
87 Bo'Bo' 21 certified
(16 BDŽ owned)
British Rail Engineering Limited 1973-1974 3,700 5,000 Main line locomotives originally in UK service as British Rail Class 87. 21 in Bulgarian service, including 5 privately owned by Bulmarket.

References[edit]

  • Dejanow, Dimiter (1990). Die Lokomotiven der Bulgarischen Staatsbahnen (in German). Vienna: Slezak. ISBN 3-85416-150-6. 
  • Durrant, A. E. (1972). The Steam Locomotives of Eastern Europe. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-4077-8. 
  • Stöckl, Fritz (1975). Eisenbahnen in Südosteuropa (in German). Vienna: Bohmann. OCLC 2284625.