Category Archives: History

The V 160 Diesel Locomotive Family

The V 160 Diesel Locomotive Family By Roger Heid This type of Diesel locomotive encompasses a whole string of subsequent variants, referred to as the V 160 Family. Here is a brief

The DBAG Class 145/146 Electric Locomotives

The DBAG Class 145/146 Electric Locomotives By Roger Heid For a change, let us take a brief look at a very modern locomotive, namely the Class 145 and 146 Electric Locomotives. They

The VT 10.5 Diesel Passenger Train

The VT 10.5 Diesel Passenger Train By Roger Heid The VT 10.5 Diesel Train was essentially a rail bus on steroids. Only two sets were made, but they differed significantly in construction

The Prussian G 8/ G 8.1 Steam Locomotives

The Prussian KPEV G 8 / G 8.1 Steam Locomotives By Roger Heid The G 8 was designed to pull freight for the Royal Prussian Railroad Authority (KPEV). She was the first

The BR E 17 Electric Locomotive

The BR E 17 Electric Locomotive By Roger Heid This Electric Locomotive was designed for medium heavy Fast Train passenger service.  Only 38 samples were built, in 1928 and 1929. Top speed

The BR E 44 Electric Locomotive

The BR E 44 Electric Locomotive By Roger Heid   Let us take a look at the famous E44 Electric Locomotive. She has quite a history behind her, spanning over nigh 60

The BR 24 Steam Locomotive

The BR 24 Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   This engine was the smallest Standard Steam Locomotive with a pull behind tender developed for the DRG, during the era after the railroad

The Prussian P10 Steam Locomotive

The Prussian P 10 Steam Locomotive (BR 39) By Roger Heid   The old P10 was designed by Borsig, starting in 1919. Its purpose was to haul heavy Express passenger trains in

The Class K Steam Locomotive

The Class K Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   The Class K steam loco was no small fish, and, in a way, she quite was unique. She was the only steam locomotive

The Prussian P8 Steam Locomotive

The Prussian P8 Steam Locomotive By Roger Heid   Let’s take a look at the venerable Prussian P8 steam locomotive, a true classic.  She was first introduced in 1906 by the Berliner