Mecklenburg G 4.2

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MFFB G 4.2
Number(s) MFFB numbers 401–405
(DRG 53 401–405)
Quantity 5
Manufacturer Henschel
Year(s) of manufacture 1901–1905
Retired 1924
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0
Axle arrangement C
Axle arrangement C n2v
Length over buffers 15,367 mm (50 ft 5.0 in)
Service weight 40.35 t
Adhesive weight 40.35 t
Axle load 13.45 t
Top speed 45 km/h (28 mph)
Driving wheel diameter 1,345 mm (4 ft 5.0 in)
No. of cylinders 2
Cylinder bore 460 mm (18 in) / 650 mm (26 in)
Piston stroke 630 mm (25 in)
Boiler Overpressure 12 bar
Grate area 1.53 m2 (16.5 sq ft)
Evaporative heating area 116.00 m2 (1,248.6 sq ft)
Tender pr 3 T 12
Water capacity 12.0 m3 (2,600 imp gal)

The Mecklenburg Class G 4.2 operated by the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg Friedrich-Franz Railway was a goods train, steam locomotive with a compound engine. It was procured between 1901 and 1905 from Henschel and Linke based on the Prussian G 4.2 prototype. A total of five machines were built for Mecklenburg. It was planned that they would be taken over by the Deutsche Reichsbahn and were to have been given numbers 53 401 - 53 405 according to the 1923 provisional DRG renumbering plan. But they were retired by 1924 before the final plan was issued.

The vehicles were equipped with a Hartmann steam brake and had inside Allan valve gear. The engines were able to haul a 500 tonne train on an incline of 1:300 at 30 km/h.

In 1920 a G 4.2 was transferred from Prussia to Mecklenburg. It was given running no. 406 and would have become DRG 53 451.

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]