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25.11.2023: News from Wittenberge

Even after the end of the 2023 season, the work doesn't get any less. After the first snow surprised us today, ...

... the activities shifted to the engine shed for the time being. Here there is progress to report on our excavator T174. After intensive reconditioning of the drive and the auxiliary units as well as the replacement of all hydraulic lines, the assembly is now so far advanced that the operating fluids can be filled. The first test run is imminent.

Our forklift truck also needed some attention so that the fork can stack again soon. Unfortunately, the starter motor is defective and needs to be replaced or repaired. Let's see what else we can do.

Work also continued on the tender of the 50 3570. Some of the sheet metal on the front end, which often rusts through, was replaced. This is a known weak point on the tenders. We hope that the repair of the vehicle can now finally be completed. While one person prepares the sheet metal, others weld it in.

Then we finally had lunch. The chef had conjured up something delicious.

Fortunately, the snow had melted after lunch and there were still some major shunting tasks to be completed. So 50 3700 was temporarily placed behind the engine shed as an eye-catcher and now greets all passing rail travellers. 50 3685, which had spent the last few months outside, was allowed back into the engine shed instead.

Picture 43 Köf and Bghw in the afternoon sun
So much for today and the current status. In the next newsletter in December we will report on the newly acquired collection of chimes. A really exciting thing. You can look forward to it!
Dampflokfreunde Salzwedel e.V. Am Bahnhof 6, 19322 Wittenberge