Württemberg T 5

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Württemberg T 5
DRG Class 75.0
Number(s) 1201–1296
DRG 75 001–093
Quantity 96
Manufacturer Maschinenfabrik Esslingen,
Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft Heilbronn
Year(s) of manufacture 1910–1920
Retired 1963
Wheel arrangement 2-6-2T
Axle arrangement 1'C1' h2t
Type Pt 35.15
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length over buffers 12,200 mm (40 ft 0 in)
Service weight 69.5
Adhesive weight 43.9 t
Axle load 14.7 t
Top speed 50–75 km/h (31–47 mph)
Indicated Power 647 kW
Driving wheel diameter 1,450 mm (4 ft 9 in)
Leading wheel diameter 943 mm (37.1 in)
Trailing wheel diameter 943 mm (37.1 in)
Cylinder bore 500 mm (20 in)
Piston stroke 612 mm (24.1 in)
Boiler Overpressure 12 bar
Heating tube length 4,100 mm (13 ft 5 in)
Grate area 1.93 m2 (20.8 sq ft)
Superheater area 33.68 m2 (362.5 sq ft)
Evaporative heating area 110.08 m2 (1,184.9 sq ft)

In 1908 the Royal Württemberg State Railways placed an order with the Maschinenfabrik Esslingen for a powerful passenger tank locomotive. Classified as the Württemberg T 5, this superheated engine was designed for duties on Württemberg's main and branch lines and had the very long fixed wheelbase of 4,000 mm in order to give the locomotive smooth riding qualities. By 1920 a total of 96 engines had been manufactured. In 1919, three examples had to be give to France; the remaining 93 were taken over by the Deutsche Reichsbahn and 89 survived into the Deutsche Bundesbahn fleet. From 1959 they began to be retired. The last one was taken out of service in 1963 and was kept at Aulendorf as a museum engine until 1968. This last example was then scrapped as well.

The Württemberg T 5 proved itself very well and was occasionally even used to haul expresses on the Gäubahn (Stuttgart–Singen) between Immendingen and Stuttgart. No locomotives have been preserved.

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