NWE T 1 to 3

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Four-axled, narrow gauge railcar
187 025.JPG
187 025 im März 2006 in Gernrode
Number(s) NWE T 1 to 3
DR VT 137 561, 565, 566
DR/HSB:187 025
Quantity 3
Manufacturer Waggonfabrik Wismar / BBC Mannheim
Year(s) of manufacture 1939
Retired 2 um 1965
Axle arrangement Bo’Bo’
Track gauge 1,000 mm
Length over buffers 15,600 mm
Height 3,450 mm
Pivot pitch 11,100 mm
Bogie wheelbase 1,900 mm
Minimum curve 40 m
Service weight 32.2 t
Top speed 60/60 km/h
Installed power Today: 242 kW
Wheel diameter 800 mm
Motor make/model Today: 6-cylinder turbo-diesel
Transmission Diesel-electric
Brakes Compressed-air brake

The four-axled, driving railcars NWE T 1 to 3 were intended to provide more cost-effective railway services for the Nordhausen-Wernigeroder Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft during times of low traffic demand. Only the T 1 had seats, the other two only a luggage compartment.

On their takeover by the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany after the Second World War they were given the numbers VT 137 561, 565 and 566. Due to a shortage of spare parts, T 1 and 2 were scrapped around 1965 and only T 3, which is still preserved today, was given a computerised number, 187 025, by the DR in 1972. Since 1993 it has been in the possession of the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB) and was restored to working condition in 1999 after over 20 years in storage. Unlike the other HSB railcars, this one is painted uniformly in wine red and, with the exception of the 2007 programme, has been used exclusively for special services (during the inspections of the new railcars HSB 187 016 to 019).

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