Württemberg T 3

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Württemberg T 3
DRG Class 89.3-4
Locomotive 89 339 in Bochum Dahlhausen (5 October 1985)
Quantity 14 96
Numbers DRG 89 301-311
DRG 89 314–316
DRG 89 312–313
DRG 89 317–410
Manufacturers Maschinenfabrik Esslingen
MG Heilbronn, Krauss
Entered service 1891–1896 1896–1913
Retired
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0
Axle arrangement C n2
Type Gt 33.10 Gt 33.12
Average axle load 10,0 t 12.0 t
Length over buffers 8,505 mm
Driving wheel diameter 1,045 mm
Top speed 45 km/h
Boiler overpressure 12 kp/cm²
Piston stroke 540 mm
Cylinder bore 380 mm
Grate area 1.00 m²
Evaporative heating area 63.90 m²
Power N.K.
Adhesive weight 29,7 t 35.7 t
Service weight 29,7 t 35.7 t
Brakes N.K:

The Württemberg T 3s were German steam locomotives with the Royal Württemberg State Railways (Königlich Württembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen) delivered between 1891 and 1913.

These tank locomotives were built for hauling goods trains and had three coupled axles but no carrying axles. All 110 examples went into the Deutsche Reichsbahn fleet where they were incorporated as DRG Class 89.3-4 in the numbering plan. By 1945 almost all of them had been retired or transferred to industry.

Three locomotives were rescued from the scrap yard, one of which is being presently restored to operational condition by the Railway Vehicle Preservation Society (Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung von Schienenfahrzeugen).

Württemberg T 3 L
DRG Class 89.4
Quantity 4
Number range DRG 89 411
Manufacturers Esslingen
Heilbronn
Krauss
Entered service 1894–1898
Retired
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0
Axle arrangement C
Average axle load 10,8 Mp
Length over buffers 8,920 mm
Ø Driving wheel 1,045 mm
Top speed 45 km/h
Boiler overpressure 12 kp/cm²
Piston stroke 540 mm
Cylinder bore 380 mm
Grate area 1.00 m²
Evaporative heating area 63.90 m²
Power N.K.
Adhesive weight 32.3 Mp
Service weight 32.3 Mp
Brakes N.K.

The Class T 3 L engines of the Royal Württemberg State Railways were also 0-6-0 tank locomotives and intended for goods train duties. Four examples were built, of which one survived into the Deutsche Reichsbahn fleet and was numbered as 89 411 within Class 89.3-4 of the DRG renumbering plan.

These four 'specials' had a steerable axle and were somewhat longer than the other Württemberg T 3s. They were deployed on the lines from Schiltach to Schramberg and from Waldenburg to Künzelsau, but proved to have very high maintenance costs, with the result that three of them were retired by the Württemberg State Railways. The remaining one was taken over by the Reichsbahn, but was soon taken out of service as well.

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