50 3570-4overview50 3682-7
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steam locomotive 50 3624-9

Builder:Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabrik in Posen
Constructed:1942
Works number:401
State:Exhibit

Built by the German Weapons and Ordnance Factory, Poznan, she was put into service with the DRG (German State Railway) on 20.5.1942 as 50 2228. From a look in her log book, it is immediately obvious that when she was built, the isolation of Germany after three years' war was already having a drastic effect. There was only limited availablility of essential metals, so we find entries such as "Die Lokomotive ist mit Heimstoffen gemäss Heimstoffliste ausgerüstet" ("The locomotive has been built with domestic [ersatz] materials, according to the domestic materials list") or "Die Achs- und Stangenlager sind als Dünngusslager mit nur 1,5 mm dickem Weissmetalleinguss ausgeführt" ("The whote metal axle bearings and motion bearings are only 1.5 mm thick"). The loco was also fitted with special frost-protection for the advance to the eastern front and later on with cab armour to protect against attack from low-flying aircraft. She was one of the type known as a "transitional war locomotive". Complete reconstruction took place in 1960, when she was also provided with a new boiler.

DepotFromTo
Ostbahn Bw Siedlce22.05.194203.04.1944
Magdeburg-Buckau04.04.194406.08.1944
Magdeburg-Rothensee07.08.194409.09.1949
Oebisfelde10.09.194921.05.1951
Stendal22.05.195107.10.1953
Oebisfelde08.10.195303.11.1953
Staßfurt04.11.195314.07.1955
Aschersleben15.07.195526.10.1956
Güsten27.10.195621.06.1958
Halberstadt22.06.195819.09.1960
Eilsleben20.09.196014.08.1962
Magdeburg-Rothensee15.08.196209.11.1962
Oebisfelde10.11.196203.09.1968
Eilsleben04.09.196812.05.1969
Magdeburg13.05.196924.11.1977
Güstrow25.11.197724.10.1981
Wittenberge25.10.1981September 1987
Bf. MeyenburgSeptember 1987March 1993
SalzwedelMarch 1993heute


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