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 (28 mph)
Driving wheel diameter 1,270 mm (4 ft 2 in)
Cylinder bore 610 mm (24 in)
Piston stroke 455 mm (17.9 in)
Boiler Overpressure 10 kp/cm2
98.1 N/cm2
Grate area 1.26 m2 (13.6 sq ft)
Evaporative heating area 107.71 m2 (1,159.4 sq ft)

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 The last one was withdrawn around the turn of the 20th century.

See also[edit]


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