Thursday, August 20, 2009

CFR 151.002 ("Malaxa") at Dej Triaj Depot

This is a unique locomotive, a true masterpiece. Only two of its kind were built by the Uzinele "Nicolae Malaxa" at Bucuresti, Romania. The first locomotive, 151.001 was finished in 1939. After the II World War it was taken by the Soviet Union as war compensation and lost forever. According to unofficial sources it was distroyed at Harkov. The second prototype, finished in 1942, the 151.002 ("Malaxa") was in service in Romania until 1971. Since 1994 it is being displayed at Dej Triaj depot. The two 151.000 series prototypes were created to pull heavy freight trains on steep stretches and they were the most powerful steam locomotives ever built in Romania.

ID: CFR 151.002
Wheel arrangement: 2-10-0
Built: 1942
Builder: "Uzinele Nicolae Malaxa" (Bucuresti)
Top speed: 85 km/h
Gauge: Standard (1435 mm)
Location: Dej Triaj, Romania (depot)

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