On a business trip I passed Braunschweig Hbf. A 01-10 resides on a plinth on the station square.
1 When a passed on the way to my destination I could only shoot it from a distance
2 But on my return trip the next we had some time to spare.
3 This engine is absolutely impressive. With a design speed of 150 km/h the three cylinde motion will have its hands full.
4 As built the engines were provided with a streamline casing to reduce wind drag. They performed well but soon the necessities Second World War cut the high speed services short.
5 One loco was later refitted with a replica casing during after preservation.
6 The original plans envisaged a need for 400 examples of the class. First orders for 204 were placed in 1939 but only 55 were actually built because of the war.
7 Problems with the steel used for the boilers caused the entire class to be put out of service by the end of the war. After 1949 all surviving loco's reentered service after removal of the streamline casing. In 1953 all loco's received a new boiler. 34 of the class were fitted with oil fueling.
8 The class saw service until 1975
9 10 of the class have survived into preservianton. Only one, 01 1075 in the Netherlands, is currently (2016) in operational condition.
10 A shot of that one remaining operational example in Utrecht Netherlands. 14 April 2016, 01 1075 leading a train of SSN (Stoom Stiching Nederland) to Leipzig.
13 This example is oil fired.
17 Sorry about the grin on my face but I really enjoyed this unexpected encounter.