The 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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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.
Until today, we’d displayed the following photo of this locomotive, undergoing restoration at Triengen, Switzerland:
Hans-Jörg Ritz informs us that the locomotive is now operational and provides the image below:
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.
Other photos by Mr. Ritz can be seen here
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.
With Graham Nixon’s contribution of the photo below of Alcoy Gandia 2-6-2T “Cocentaina” steamlocomotive.info 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.
The following photo of ZR 4-8-2+2-8-4 No. 750 was taken by H.G. Glaser at the Bulawayo Depot in 1990. Our listing indicates that we don’t know the location or status of this locomotive currently, and that it may have been scrapped. Anyone with uptodate information, email info@steamlocomotive. Thanks.