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Preservation News (8/6/2017)

Some newsworthy items acquired today:

  • V.E.W. Donawitz 0-4-0T No. 100.13 had been listed as being stored at the Waldbahn Museum Railway in Bezau, Austria. At least least since 2015 it has been operational at a tourist railway in Criscior, Romania.
  • An 0-4-0T with only partial information was listed at Feldbahnmuseum FIM in Freiland, Austria. The locomotive’s railroad of origin was the Graf Karoly Imre tramway, it’s build date was 1899 and a photo was added for the locomotive. The locomotive is operational, have had its boiler recently reworked at Graz, Austria.
  • Removed a duplicate entry for this locomotive at Freiland
  • CFF 0-8-0T No. 764.219 is in possession of the Club 760 Museum, in Frojach, Austria, and it’s status is now “Operational”. A photo was added for this locomotive.

Another Locomotive Added

Noerdlingen_Eisenbahnmuseum_1599The wreckage shown above is Royal Bavarian State Railways (Königlich Bayerische Staatsbahn) No. 1599 (Class G 3/4 H). The locomotive was destroyed in an Allied bombing raid in Treuchtlingen, Germany on April 11, 1945 and the wreck is now displayed at the Bayerisches Eisenbahnmuseum Nördlingen, in Nördlingen, Bayern, Germany.

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Posted by on December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Erie 4-6-2 No. 2524 Does Not Exist (Korea)

The presence of Erie RR 4-6-2 No. 2524 in South Korea has long been rumored, and no matter how often the rumor gets debunked, it seems to keep cropping up. Hopefully, this will put a cork in it. Tim Moriarty spoke with  Director Son Gil-Shin of the Korean Railway Museum regarding this locomotive. Here’s what the Director had to say:

Director Son Gil-shin of the Korean Railroad Museum was asked specifically about this locomotive and he never heard of it being displayed anywhere in Korea at
any time, and it appears this Erie locomotive was possibly confused with
No. 244 above or it was a case of deliberate deception or hoax by someone
wishing to get Erie fans excited. Director Son also confirmed there are no surviving US-built steam locomotives anywhere in Korea.

Here’s an image of the locomotive from happier days:

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Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Uncategorized


SBB 0-6-0WT No. 8522 at Triengen, Switzerland

Until today, we’d displayed the following photo of this locomotive, undergoing restoration at Triengen, Switzerland:

Copyright © Hans-Jörg Ritz

Hans-Jörg Ritz informs us that the locomotive is now operational and provides the image below:

Copyright © Hans-Jörg Ritz

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Posted by on November 15, 2012 in Uncategorized


SNCF 141R568 Operational in Switzerland

Site visitor Hans-Jörg Ritz who has provided photos of numerous locomotives in Europe provided the image below of SNCF 141R568 formerly at Citev, France and now operational in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.  The photo was taken October 21, 2012 at Biasca, Switzerland, on the return leg of an excursion over the famous Gotthard line.

Copyright © Hans-Jörg Ritz

Other photos by Mr. Ritz can be seen here

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Posted by on November 13, 2012 in Uncategorized


Sarthe 0-6-0T No. 16 – Butry sur Oise, France

Given my fondness for peculiar steam locomotives, it was probably inevitable that I’d encounter this little meter-gauge critter and write about it in this blog. It is, well….ornate if nothing else.

By Didier Duforest (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Uncategorized


Alcoy Gandia 2-6-2T “Cocentaina”

With Graham Nixon’s contribution of the photo below of Alcoy Gandia 2-6-2T “Cocentaina” has reached a tiny milestone. We now have photos of 7600 different steam locomotives. Not 25,000 photos of 300 different locomotives as one site proudly boasted not too long ago. Many thanks to Graham for the photo.

Photo Copyright © Graham Nixon

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Posted by on June 3, 2012 in Uncategorized