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Underframe of an express steam locomotive, Class S 3, 1:5 scale model Express steam locomotive, Class S 3, Side view 1 (on the right)

German Museum of Technology

German Museum of Technology
Berlin, Germany

During the 1890s there was a growing demand in northern Germany for faster steam locomotives for long-distance transport. The Class S 3 had a two cylinder compound wet steam engine with the high-pressure cylinder on the right side of the locomotive. The locomotive was given an American designed trailer bogie that ensured smoothness even at the top speed of 100 km/h. The engine could achieve a speed of 80 km/h on a level track when pulling a 340-ton load. By 1904, over a thousand units had been built; they were taken out of service at the end of the 1920s. The model was given to the Transport and Building Museum in 1917 by the Prussian Ministry of Public Works.

Side view from the right

Details

  • Title: Underframe of an express steam locomotive, Class S 3, 1:5 scale model Express steam locomotive, Class S 3, Side view 1 (on the right)
  • Creator: Clemens Kirchner
  • Type: Model of a steam locomotive
  • Rights: © SDTB / Photo: C. Kirchner
  • External Link: Museum Digital
  • Width: 600 mm
  • Length: 2060 mm
  • Height: 650 mm
  • Date of manufacture: 1892

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