The steam locomotive DRG Class 62 belongs to the type 2'C2 'h2t and contains three coupled drivetrain sets in the main frame and with a movable 2-axle running bogie at the front and a 2-axle running bogie at the rear. The steam is superheated steam and it has 2 cylinders, as well as dry steam.
The steam locomotive DRG Class 62 was a unitary passenger train locomotive of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. The Class 62 was developed and supplied by Henschel in the 1920s. The locomotives are two-cylinder superheated steam locomotives. A total of 15 machines were produced. The BR 62 001 and 62 002 were stationed between 1928 and 1932 in the Bw Lennep and between Dusseldorf, Wuppertal, Remscheid and Solingen in use. The Deutsche Reichbahn took the locomotives with the numbers 62 003-015 until 1932, although the locomotives were built in 1928. The reasons for this were the low demand and the high price. The machines were stationed in the 1930s in the railway depots Düsseldorf-Abstellbahnhof, Saßnitz on Rügen, and Meiningen. Their speed sprints could play the steam locomotive DRG Class 62 on the Werrabahn from Eisenach to Lichtenfels. After the second world victory remained eight copies in the DR and seven in the DB.
Details of DRG Class 62
- Manufacturer: Henschel
- Length: 17140 mm
- Numbering: 62 001–015
- Weight: 123,6 t
- Years of construction: 1928 - 1932
- Top speed: 100 km/h
- Retirement: 1973
- Fuel supply: 4.3 t hard coal
- Water supply: 14.0 m³
- Numbers: 15
- Power: 1236 kW / 1680 PSi
- Brake: self-contained single-chamber air brake type Knorr, ball wheels one-sided from the front, wheels unilaterally braked from the inside + throw lever brake
- Boiler overpressure: 14 bar
Use of the DRG Class 62 at the Deutsche Reichsbahn
Until 1967, the vehicles were distributed to various depots in the GDR. Among others in Meinigen, Berlin Ostbahnhof and Rostock. There was also a short stay at Bw Wittenberge and Bw Berlin-Lichtenberg. The 62 007 had been parked cold in Schwerin from 08 April to 06 May 1967. In 1968, the locomotives were merged in the Bw Frankfurt / Oder. There they came on the route Frankfurt / Oder – Erkner used. At the beginning of 1970 only 62 007, 62 014 and 62 015 were in use in Wriezen, where they were stretched before trains to Berlin-Lichtenberg. 62 007 was retired in 1972 as the last scheduled steam locomotive of the class 62. It was still used until 1973 as Heizlok. The locomotive 62 015 is now in the possession of the Transport Museum Nuremberg and parked in the Railway Museum Bw Dresden-Altstadt. The locomotive class 62 was until 1997 before special trains and 1997 and 1998 still on some weekends on the route Remagen-Kreuzberg as a tourism line in use.
Use of the DRG Class 62 at the German Federal Railroad
The class 62 was at the DB, after they went to Wuppertal after World War II, located in Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Essen and Krefeld. Until 1956, the BR 62 was decommissioned. The last locomotive, 62 003, which had served as a teaching model in the locomotive driving school Troisdorf from 1956 to 1966, was scrapped in 1970 in Mühlheim an der Ruhr. In the movie Octopussy from the year 1983 as 62 015 numbered locomotive, it concerns a Danish locomotive of the series S.