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GSTM 16-17, 23 and 26. Klien-Lindner

Locomotive data
Builder Orenstein
Builder's number(s)





16 "IJsselburg"

17 "Doesborgh"

23 "G.H. van Hengel",

26 "Mr. J.P. Coops"

Wheel arrangement 0-8-0




Gauge 750 mm
Heated area  
Grate area  
Max boiler pressure  
Cylinders 2
Cylinder diam  
Diam. drivers 650 mm
Weight (operational)  
Length 5,700 mm
Tractive effort  

The Netherlands knew very few inclines and rolling stock of tramways were generally very light. Consequently eight-couplers were rare. One type exactly and this one was of the Klien-Lindner semi-articulated type to allow for the extremely tight curves on the lines.

It saw service on the Geldersche Stoomtramweg-Maatschappij (GSTM) in the area around Doetinchem. Four engines were built in 1913 (road numbers 16-17), 1923 (23) and 1930 (26).

These locomotives were only suited for slow goods trams. They had the extremely low axle load of just 4.2 tons. Despite of having of having a wheelbase of just 2.90 m it was found useful to design the first and the fourth axle as a Klien-Lindner axle, resulting in a fixed wheel base of a mere 1.3 m.

The locos were sold for scrap 1957 at the discontinuation of the Tramway.


The only remainder of the loco: one of the Klien-Lindner axles.
Photographed in 2010 at SHM in Hoorn


Some photos of the very last days of tramway


Posing for the photo at Doetinchem depot, Aug 29, 1957.
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Locomotive no 17 on a lovely crisp photo showing all the detail of this cute little loco, at the depot in Doetinchem, Aug 29, 1957.
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Probably the same loco on the same occasion, on the yard of Doetinchem.
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A rare color photo, locomotive 26 (left) in Doetinchem. From the spur turning to the right of the photo the tightness of the GSTM's curves can be seen. Aug. 1957.
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