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Prussian G 5.5

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Number(s)  DRG 54 1076-1092
Year(s) of manufacture  1910
Axle arrangement  1'C n2v
Quantity  20 or 25
Wheel arrangement  2-6-0
Track gauge  1,435 mm (4 ft 8 ⁄2 in)

The Prussian G 5.5's were early German freight locomotives with a compound engine. Unlike the otherwise identical G 5.4 they had a leading Adams axle instead of a Krauss-Helmholtz bogie. The delivery of the G 5.5 in 1910 followed directly on from that of the G 5.4. A total of either 20 or 25 G 5.5 were built.

The Deutsche Reichsbahn took over several of these locomotives as nos. 54 1076-1092, other sources list them as nos. 54 1080-1082 and 1085-1092. In the Second World War several more G 5.5's were reclaimed by the Reichsbahn from Poland, nos. 54 1121, 1141, 1157 and 1185, other sources cite 54 1183, 1217 and 1218.

Other railways also procured this class:

  • Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg Friedrich-Franz Railway: Nine locomotives, classed as G 5.4, see Mecklenburg G 5.4.
  • Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine: Three locomotives from 1912, see Alsace-Lorraine G 5.5.
  • References

    Prussian G 5.5 Wikipedia


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