Die Baureihe 01 Band 2: Einsatz bei den Bahnbetriebswerken (EK)

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The second volume of a comprehensive two-part history of the German Class 01 express steam locomotive. From introduction to service in 1925, Class 01 brought a significant increase in performance compared to previous locomotives, as well as standardisation, simplification and improved economic efficiency. 231 examples were built between 1925 and 1938 and the class became synonymous with express travel in Germany throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Such was the success of Class 01 that they lasted in service with DB until 1973, and they continued to haul premier expresses between Berlin and Dresden for DR until autumn 1977, finally bowing out of service as late as 1982. 14 examples have survived into preservation, three of which are operational at the time of publication.

Die Baureihe 01 Band 2 looks in detail at the operational lives of locomotives in the class. It examines every motive power depot to receive an allocation in turn, describing and illustrating the duties performed and providing additional statistical information relating to every class member.

Tables show the periods when locomotives in the class were allocated to each depot and further information is also provided including boiler lists, delivery dates, withdrawal dates, disposal or current status information, coal consumption data, mileages and maintenance costs.

Well illustrated throughout with colour and black & white photographs, diagrams and reproduced official documents. German text. Hardback. 352 pages.

Special Note: The first volume of this two-part work contains a technical appraisal and history of the class beginning with the specification that gave rise to its construction. It includes an extensive account of the comparative testing that took place between the four-cylinder composite Class 02, of which ten examples were built, and the two-cylinder Class 01.

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