Friday, December 18, 2009

CFR 764.056 at Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

In 1949 CFR ordered 10 narrow gauge (760 mm) locomotives from the Chrzanów factories in Poland. These locomotives had separate tenders and they were destined to be used at the Satu Mare Complex. Their were numbered from 765.050 to 765.059. The so called "Duna" (means Danube in Hungarian) type locomotives (the successful Px 48 Polish series) proved to be very efficient in Romania. Some of them have been used for tourist trains in the last few years on the Turda-Abrud line, before the line was closed.
CFR 764.056 was retired in 1989 at Targu Mures and transfered to the Sibiu steam locomotive museum in 1996.

ID: CFR 764.056
Wheel arrangement: 0-8-0
Built: 1949
Builder: Chrzanów (Poland)
Top speed: 35 km/h
Gauge: 760 mm
Location: Sibiu, Romania (steam locomotive museum)

Unfortunately only the tender is displayed in the Sibiu steam locomotive museum, the locomotive itself sits on a platform for many years, waiting to be put next to the tender. You can see some photos of the locomotive here:


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