List of Oldenburg locomotives and railbuses

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This list contains the locomotives and railbuses of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg State Railways (Großherzoglich Oldenburgische Eisenbahn orGOE).

Locomotive classification and numbering[edit]

The locomotives of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg State Railway were given a name and railway number corresponding to their inventory number, that was allocated in the order in which they were delivered. On retirement, the spare numbers thrown up were not re-used.

The names chosen for locomotives were mainly those of German regions, rivers and towns in the Grand Duchy and the rest of Germany. Even the names of animals, planets ad figures from Nordic mythology were used. The names of the little tank engines were especially original, intending to describe the way they moved, such as HIN, HER, FLINK, FLOTT (literally: Here, There, Fast and Agile). By contrast, the names of historical people were not used, in order not to "give cause for unnecssary plays on words and connotations". On retirement the spare names were reused for newly delivered locomotives. The GOE held onto the practice of naming locomotives far longer than the other state railways(Länderbahnen); this continued until 1920.

The GOE never introduced formal locomotive classifications. Only in the run up to DRG renumbering were Prussian class designations used in order to simplify the naming and grouping of Oldenburg locomotives. Several locomotive classes that, at the time of the renumbering were already retired, are only referred to by locomotive classes in secondary sources.

Steam locomotives[edit]

Construction locomotives[edit]

Class Railway number(s) DRG number(s) Quantity Year(s) of manufacture Axle arrangement Remarks
None 45–46 2 1841 2′A n2 acquired for railway construction in 1866 from the Niederschlesisch-Märkische Eisenbahn or NME; retired 1872

Universal locomotives for all types of traffic[edit]

During the first three decades of its existence, the GOE managed with a locomotive type for all railway services that, in constantly upgraded forms, was re-ordered repeatedly.

Class Railway number(s) DRG number(s) Quantity Year(s) of manufacture Axle arrangement Remarks
G 1 1–26 26 1866–1872 B n2 with frame water tanks; 4 engines partly used as tender locomotives
27–46 (51 7001–7019) 20 1876–1877 without frame water tanks
77–79,
87–91
8 1889–1891
P 32
(or P 0)
95–101 (33 7001–7007) 7 1894–1895 B n2v

Passenger and express train locomotives[edit]

Class Railway number(s) DRG number(s) Quantity Year(s) of manufacture Axle arrangement Remarks
P 41 107–111, 116,
129–134,
139–144, 150
36 1201–1219 19 1896–1902 2′B n2
P 42 174–178,
188–190
36 1251–1258 8 1907–1909 2′B n2v as Prussian P 42, Nos. 188–190 with Lentz valve gear
P 8 290–294 38 3390–3394 5 1922 2′C h2 as Prussian P 8
S 3 151–154,
160–161
13 1801–1806 6 1903–1904 2′B n2v as Prussian S 3
S 52 205–206,
209–211,
223–225,
248–250
13 1851–1861 11 1909–1913 2′B n2v as Prussian S 52, with Lentz valve gear
S 10 266–268 16 001–003 3 1916 1′C1′ h2

Goods train locomotives[edit]

Class Railway number(s) DRG number(s) Quantity Year(s) of manufacture Axle arrangement Remarks
G 42 102–106,
117–122,
155–159,
165–166,
179–184,
191–193
53 1001–1003,
53 1051–1058
28 1895–1909 C n2v as Prussian G 42
G 7 231–235,
246–247,
251–255,
259–263,
272–276
55 6201–6213 22 1912–1918 D n2v with Lentz valve gear
G 82 281–285 56 2276–2280 5 1921 1′D h2 as Prussian G82, with Lentz valve gear

Tank locomotives[edit]

Class Railway number(s) DRG number(s) Quantity Year(s) of manufacture Axle arrangement Remarks
T 0 63–66,
85–86
6 1885–1891 1A n2t For omnibus trains
T 12 47–62 16 1871–1873 B n2t No. 62 HOLM was built in 1871 for the ELE and acquired by the GOE in 1873
67–76,
80–84,
92–94
98 7401–7405 18 1888–1892
T 2 112–115,
147–149,
162–164,
167–173,
197–204,
212–215,
229–230,
237–238,
241–245
98 101–137 38 1896–1913 B n2t as Prussian T 2
T 3 123–128,
135–138,
145–146,
194–196
(98 201–215) 15 1898–1909 C n2t as Prussian T 3
T 51 185–187,
207–208,
216–218,
226–228, 236,
256–258,
269–271,
279–280
71 401–71 420 20 1907–1921 1′B1 n2t as Prussian T 51
T 13 219–222,
239–240,
264–265,
277–278
92 585–588,
92 606–607,
92 910–913
10 1911–1919 D n2t as Prussian T 13
T 131 286–289 92 401–404 4 1921 D h2t with Lentz valve gear

Narrow gauge locomotives[edit]

The GOE's narrow gauge locomotives were procured for working the metre gauge line on the island railway on Wangerooge.

Class Railway number(s) DRG number(s) Qunatity Year(s) of manufacture Axle arrangement Remarks
(B) 1 1 1896 B n2t Built by Orenstein & Koppel
2 1 1898 Built by Maschinenfabrik Heilbronn, sold in 1904
3 99 021 1 1904 Built by Freudenstein
4–5 99 022–023 2 1910–1913 Built by Hanomag

Railbuses[edit]

Class Railway number(s) DRG number(s) Quantity Year(s) of manufacture Axle arrangement Remarks
none 1 1910 2′Bo′ pe Benzol-electric railbus, retired in 1915

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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