86 333 with special passenger train (photo train, 3x Bghw coaches), approaching Markersbach viaduct
86 333 with special passenger train     
86 1245 with freight train N(g) 61936 between Markersbach and Scheibenberg
86 1245 with freight train N(g) 61936     

The Class 86 hoarded to the unit freight locomotives the German Reichsbahn (DR). The steam locomotive was built in the period 1928-1943 of various preparations, such. MBG Karlsruhe, Linke-Hoffmann-Werke, Friedrich Krupp AG and others. A total of 776 machines were produced. The biggest change in the later series locomotives was finally the renouncement of the Riggenbach backpressure brake. The DRG Class 86 was designed for use on the side limits. She was first inserted in the plains. In addition, after the war was also set for the time being on the low mountain range. Furthermore, in May 1943, the last 86 delivered and stopped the production of 1E steam locomotives 42 and 52 series.

Details of DRG Class 86

Manufacturer:BMAG, Borsig, Krupp,
Henschel & Sohn,
Maschinenfabrik Esslingen,
Orenstein & Koppel,
Length: 13820 mm
Numbering: 86 001-86 591
86 606-86 627
86 698-86 816
86 835-86 875

86 966 Bentheimer Eisenbahn 41
(intended as 86 817)

Eutin-Lübecker Eisenbahn 15III
(1942 to DR 86 1000)
Weight: 88.5 t
Years of construction: 1928 - 1943
Top speed: 70-80 km/h
Retirement: 1972 (ÖBB);
1974 (DB);
1976/1989 (DR)
Fuel supply: 4 t hard coal
Water supply: 9.0 m³
Number: 776
Power: 758 kW / 1030 PSi
Brake: Single-chamber air brake design
Knorr with additional brake
14 bar
Grade: Gt 46.15
Type: 1'D1' h2t
Interestig facts
The steam locomotive DRG Class 86 belongs to the type 1'D 1' h2. They have 1 running axle independent of the main frame, as well as 4 coupled running axles mounted in the main frame and 1 rear running axle mounted in the main frame. The steam type is superheated steam and the engines have 2 cylinders.

More interestig facts

Fields of application of the DRG Class 86 after the end of the war

DRG Class 86 After the war, many locomotives remained in the four occupation zones, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Poland, as well as, by seizure, in the Soviet Union. Finally, the series 86 009 and 86 016 were lost. Machines were also left on the Deutsche Bahn network – 386. 8 of them were taken out of service in 1952 due to war damage. Most of the 86 locomotives found their new home in Nuremberg and Hof. The latter was a well-known ’86 Territory. In 1974, the last DRG Class 86 was retired from the DB.

At the Deutsche Reichbahn the DRG Class 86 was stationed mainly in the Bw Aue and some in the Bw Heringsdorf. The machines based in the Bw Heringsdorf were equipped with wind deflectors due to the almost constantly blowing crosswinds. In 1973, many locomotives were retired at the German Reich Railway. In May 1988, the DRG class 86 was finally decommissioned. In 1989 there was again a resentment on the trips to the 100th anniversary of the route Schlettau-Crottendorf. The 86 001 was with her 60 years of service, the locomotive with the longest duration of use.

Today there are no more 86 machines in service. There are still 13 locomotives, 9 of which are still in Germany. They are mainly found in museums.

Received DRG Class 86:

»86 001 (SEM Chemnitz) – the oldest machine in this series
»86 049 (VSE Schwarzenberg)
»86 056 (ÖGEG)
»86 240 as Tkt-16 in Poland
»86 283 (DDM Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg)
»86 333 (railway construction and operating company Pressnitztalbahn) – operational
»86 346 (UEF Ettlingen)
»86 348 (GES)
»86 457 (DB Museum)
»86 476 (ÖGEG)
»86 501 (ÖGEG)
»86 607 (VMD loan to Adorf, ÜK)
»86 744 (ÜK, Museum Railway Minden)