Lokomotive 85007 06

The belonging to the German Reichsbahn (DR) steam locomotive DRG Class 85 was a unit locomotive of the tender locomotive class. In addition to their use as a train and freight train, the DRG [amazon_textlink asin=’B000XRNB88′ text=’Class 85′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’eisenbfrbln-21′ marketplace=’DE’ link_id=’0833aa7c-d215-11e8-893f-91b7cdf81900′], as it is referred to in short, was mainly used on railways with steep gradients as Schiebelok. In the years 1932 and 1933, ten heavy tender locomotives were ordered for the Höllentalbahn in the Black Forest due to a change from a gear to a pure friction by the DR 1931 in the producer Henschel with headquarters in Kaßel. These should be able to climb up to 57.14 ‰. Those tender locomotives ran under the company numbers 85 001-010, whereby they were given designation DRG Class 85.

Details zur Dampflok BR 85

Manufacturer: Henschel
Length: 16,300 mm
Numbering: 85 001-10
Weight: 133.6 t
Years of construction: 1932-1933
Top speed: 80 km/h
Retirement: 1961
Fuel supply: 4.5 t hard coal
Water supply: 14.0 m³
Number: 1989
Power: 1103 kW
14 bar
Type: 1'E1' h3t
Interesting facts
The steam locomotive DRG Class 85 belongs to the type 1'E 1' h3. It has 1 running axle independent of the main frame, as well as 5 coupled axles mounted in the main frame and 1 rear running axle mounted in the main frame. The steam type is superheated steam and the locomotive has 3 cylinders.

More interesting facts

The whereabouts of the DRG Class 85

All locomotives of the DR series 85 were assigned to the Bahnbetriebswerk Freibug. Their application was limited permanently to the Black Forest Railway. During the Second World War, however, the 85 400 was destroyed. By changes of the German Federal Railroad eight locomotives of the steam locomotive DRG Class 85 were retired on 29 May 1961. On December 4, the same year they were followed by the locomotive 85 007th Today, only the seventh locomotive class 85 in the depot of the city of Freiburg in Breisgau. The locomotive is received by a railway social work group, but not operational. The trainability of the locomotives of the steam locomotive DRG Class 85 differed greatly depending on the application. As a freight train in the plane at a speed of 50 km/h, up to 1,970 tonnes of wagon train dimensions could be carried. With an increase of 10 ‰, the locomotives achieved 405 tonnes at 50 km/h. With an increase of 25 ‰ they pulled at 25 km/h still 380 t. On routes with 55.5 ‰ increase and 20 km/h at least 165 t were still transportable to wagon train dimensions.