Thursday, November 26, 2009

CFR 764.201 at Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

The narrow gauge steam locomotives of the 764.000 series were used by CFR on wide scale because they were very suitable for pulling trains on narrow gauge lines. Most of them were tender locomotives but the "Uzinele 23 August" (ex. "Malaxa") factories have built a few (only 9) that had separate tenders. These were more powerful and more independent and they were considered a success. These narrow gauge tender locomotives were numbered 764.201 - 764.209. CFR used them for pulling heavier narrow gauge trains over longer distances.

CFR 764.201 is currently in the Sibiu steam locomotive museum. It was retired in 1987. It's in a failry good shape, unfortunately hidden behind tall bushes, so it's not so easy to take good pictures of it.

ID: CFR 764.201
Wheel arrangement: 0-8-0
Built: 1949
Builder: Uzinele "23 August" (Bucuresti)
Tops speed: 40 km/h
Gauge: 760 mm
Location: Sibiu, Romania (steam locomotive museum)


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