Saxon V

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Saxon V
DRG Class 53.82
Quantity 173
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0T
Axle arrangement C n2
Service weight 36.3 t
Adhesive weight 36.3 t
Axle load 12.1 t
Top speed 45 km/h (28 mph)
Driving wheel diameter 1,370 mm (54 in)
Cylinder bore 610 mm (24 in)
Piston stroke 457 mm (18.0 in)
Boiler Overpressure 7 bar
Grate area 1.4 m2 (15 sq ft)
Evaporative heating area 110.6 m2 (1,190 sq ft)

The Saxon Class Vs were German, six-coupled, goods train, tender locomotives operated by the Royal Saxon State Railways.

They were the predecessors of the Saxon Class V V. Between 1859 and 1887 they were delivered in three batches of 24, 31 and 118 engines. They had an overhanging outer firebox and a steam dome. They had different types of valve gear; Allan, Gooch and Stephenson valve gear all being used at different stages. The first batch had Dampfschlitten brakes, the second steam-operated brake blocks and the third had Westinghouse compressed-air brakes.

The Deutsche Reichsbahn took over 11 machines, which were given the numbers 53 8201 - 53 8211, and all were withdrawn from services by the late 1920s.

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  • Näbrich, Fritz; Meyer, Günter; Preuß, Reiner (1983). Lokomotivarchiv Sachsen 2. Berlin: transpress VEB Verlag für Verkehrswesen. [page needed]
  • 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]