Mecklenburg G 2

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Mecklenburg VIII old
Quantity: 11
Manufacturer: Hartmann
Year(s) of manufacture: 1864–1870
Retired: ca. 1900
Wheel arrangement: 0-6-0
Axle arrangement: C
Service weight: 37.8 Mp
370.7 kN
Adhesive weight: 37.8 Mp
370.7 kN
Top speed: 45 km/h
Driving wheel diameter: 1270 mm
Cylinder bore: 610 mm
Piston stroke: 455 mm
Boiler Overpressure: 10 kp/cm²
98.1 N/cm²
Grate area: 1.26 m²
Evaporative heating area: 107.71 m²

The Mecklenburg Class G 2, formerly Class VIII, were goods train locomotives with the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg Friedrich-Franz Railway. They were built for the route between Güstrow and Neubrandenburg with its steep inclines.

The engines had crossed Hall cranks (gekreuzte Hallschen Kurbeln), an outside frame, Gooch valve gear and a steam dome towards the front. The boilers on all the surviving engines were replaced between 1892 and 1897. In 1895 only four were still in the fleet. The last one was withdrawn around the turn of the 20th century.

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  • Spielhoff, Lothar (1990). Länderbahn-Dampf-Lokomotiven. Band 1: Preußen, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Sachsen und Elsaß-Lothringen. Stuttgart: Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung. ISBN 3-440-06145-0.