Friday, December 18, 2009

CFR 94.649 at Sibiu Steam Locomotive Museum

The locomotives of type Prussian T 16 (later called DR 94) were designed by the Prussian Royal Railways to pull trains on the curvy lines of Turingia. They were tender locomotives with 5 coupled axles. CFR 94.649 (originally named Magdeburg 8110) is part of a batch of 15 locomotives of this type that became property of CFR after World War II. They were captured by Russian troupes in 1949 in Austria and given to Romania as war compensation later. Al tough they were modern steam locomotives, they were assigned to industrial units because of the big weight on axles.

Shortly after their arrival into CFR's park of locomotives, 6 of them were scrapped in 1952. The rest of them were retired and scrapped between 1971 and 1972, except one, the CFR 94.649, which worked in marshalling operations at Grivita until 1988. It was transfered to the Sibiu steam locomotive museum in 1994 and it's exhibited there ever since.

ID: CFR 94.649
Wheel arrangement: 0-10-0T
Built: 1914
Builder: BMAG - Schwartzkopff (Berlin)
Top speed: 65 km/h
Gauge: Standard (1435 mm)
Location: Sibiu, Romania (steam locomotive museum)

Obviously not used anymore, the locomotive is exhibited in a nice place at the steam locomotive museum in Sibiu, Romania. It is the sole survivor of its type among CFR's locomotives.


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