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07-08 October 2023: Herbstdampf
23.04.2022: The track vehicle is running again
There is good news today about our Skl 24 series track vehicle. The vehicle comes from a series of about 700 vehicles that the Deutsche Reichsbahn, some large industrial companies with their own rail infrastructure and streetcar companies purchased in the 1960s and 1970s for track maintenance. It was built at the Reichsbahn's Schöneweide repair plant using truck technology. The maximum permissible speed is 45 km/h.
We reported earlier that we wanted to restore the vehicle's technology to the point where it could be presented in working order. For this purpose we had installed a new starter motor. Now also new starter batteries arrived and the ignition lock was rewired.
The work paid off. At the weekend the engine of the car could be started for the first time in a long time.
Along the way, the boiler of our steam locomotive 50 3570 was completed. Here a refurbished steam regulator was installed.
Already in the course of the last week, some of our vehicles had some run-out. Our two class V22 diesel locomotives hauled a short special train through the port of Wittenberge. The occasion was the retirement of a railwayman from active service.