DRG Class 95 (Prussian T 20) - a DR Tank Locomotive

DRG Class 95 - a five-coupled tank locomotive

The steam locomotive DRG Class 95 was built from 1922 to 1924 by the manufacturers Borsig and Hanomag. The DRG Class 95 is a five-engined tender locomotive with the wheel arrangement 1’E1 ‘. It was put into operation by the DR from the beginning of 1923 onwards for heavy freight trains on steep main railways. Since it was still developed by the Prussian state railway, it is also called Prussian T 20.

The first 10 machines were built in 1922 at Borsig under chief designer August Meier and delivered in early 1923 as T 20 Magdeburg 9201-9210. The vehicles were first run under the company numbers 77 001 to 77 010, before they later got their company numbers 95 001 – 010. By 1924, 45 of the steam locomotives BR 95 were built, which were used, inter alia, on the railway lines Sonneberg-Probstzella, the Spessartrampe, the Frankenwaldbahn, the Geislinger Steige, the inclined plane and the Rübelandbahn.

Details of the Class 95

Manufacturer: Borsig & Hanomag
Length: 15100 mm
Numbering: DR 95 001-045
DB 95 001 ... 035
from 1970: DR 95 0004 ... 0045
or DR 95 1016 ... 1045
Weight: 28.9 - 31.9 t
Years of construction: 1922 - 1924
Top speed: 65 km/h
Retirement: 1958 (DB); 1981 (DR)
Fuel supply: 4 t hard coal
Water supply: 12.0 m³
Number: 45
Power: 1192 kW
14 bar
Brake: Knorr air brake;
Riggenbach back pressure brake
Grade: Gt 57.19
Type: 1'E1' h2
Interesting facts
The steam locomotive DRG Class 95 belongs to the type 1'E 1' h2. They have 1 axle independent of the main frame and 5 coupled axles mounted in the main frame, and 1 rear axle independent of the main frame. The steam is superheated steam and the locomotives have 2 cylinders.

More interesting facts

Whereabouts of the DRG Class 95 at the DB and DR

DRG Class 95 At the DB 14 units were in operation. They were, because of the small number of pieces, as a splitter genus. By 1953 were decommissioned at the DB 3 machines from which one won spare parts. The locomotives were stationed in Aschaffenburg and used as a sliding locomotive on the Spessartrampe. The last 11 locomotives of the steam locomotive DRG Class 95 fell victim to the electrification of the ramp and were retired in April 1958.

31 locomotives were in operation at the Deutsche Reichsbahn. Between 1966 and 1972, 24 were rebuilt on oil main firing, 10 more were relined. From 1970, the oil-fired 95 were designated as series 95.00 and the coal-fired as series 95.10. The last locomotives were on the route Eisfeld-Sonneberg in use and were not retired until 1981. The Dampflokgattung was the strongest of the DR procured tender locomotive. From the steam locomotive DRG Class 95 only 5 locomotives are preserved and are mostly in museums.

Received locomotives steam locomotive DRG Class 95:

»95 009 in the Bw Glauchau, as 95 0009-1 with oil firing
»95 016 in the German Steam Locomotive Museum Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg
»95 020 in the Technikmuseum Speyer (signposted 95 007)
»95 027 DB Museum, use on the Rübelandbahn by
Traditionsgemeinschaft 50 3708-0 e.V.
»95 028 in the Railway Museum Bochum, with oil firing