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Germany: Saxon Meyer type steam locomotives

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Fenway, Mar 30, 2020.

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    From a total 92 Class IV K locomotives built between 1892 and 1921, an impressive 22 have been preserved with many of them still serviceable today. These iconic 4-cylinder 'Meyer' type locos are an attraction on all the different narrow gauge railways in Saxony and many of them can be experienced on public steam trains throughout the year, especially on summer weekends and for 'Plandampf' outings or holiday specials. The best places to go are probably Dresden, Zittau and Oschatz.

    Below are some pictures of the IV K locos in action during recent years, on the railways across Saxony. At first glance these locos look strikingly similar to Mallets (like they are used in the Harz Mountains), though of course the Meyers have their own technical features that set them apart, including two rather than just one flex bogie.

    Link to gallery: ->https://www.classicandcurrent.net/railreports
     
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