Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MÁV 275.118 at the Train Station in Cegléd, Hungary

After the First World War, MÁV needed to update its repertoire of steam locomotives. On the main lines two major classes were introduced: 328 and 424. On the secondary lines there was a need for a smaller, lighter type of steam locomotive and so was the class 22 born. Designed and built by MÁVAG, the first 5 locomotives of the 22.000 series saw the light in 1928. After a short period, seeing that these locos were a success, MÁVAG has ordered another 20 pieces, but this time the suspension was redesigned and improved. In 1929 a third order was placed and another set of class 22 locomotives were produced, with the boiler pressure increased from 13 to 14 atm. In the same year another set of 26 locomotives were built with even more improvements. In 1930 15 and in 1931 12 more such steam locomotives were assembled and so the total number of locomotives in the 22.000 series built for MÁV was 148. Also, there were 13 pieces built for Yugoslavia by MÁVAG, after which Yugoslavia has purchased the blueprints and they've built another 22 pieces of their own.

In 1956 the 22.000 series was renamed to 275.00. MÁV 275.118 is a fine example of the 275.000 (ex 22.000) series. It is currently exhibited in the front of the Cegléd train station, where many such steam locomotives used to do service in the steam age (see below).

ID: MÁV 275.118
Wheel arrangement: 2-4-2T
Built: 1938
Builder: MÁVAG (Budapest)
Length: 8670/8860 mm
Height: 3865 mm
Width: 3000 mm
Leading wheel diameter: 875 mm
Driving wheel diameter: 1220 mm
Trailing wheel diameter: 875 mm
Empty weight: 28.55 t
Service weight: 35.9 t
Axle load: 10.1 t
Top speed: 65 km/h
Boiler pressure: 13/14 atm
Power: 290 HP (230.7 kW)
Gauge: Standard (1435 mm)
Location: Cegléd, Hungary (train station)


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