RailPictures.Net Photo: 18 201 Deutsche Reichsbahn Steam 4-6-2 at Leipzig, Germany by Daniel SIMON
 
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Deutsche Reichsbahn (more..)
Steam 4-6-2 (more..)
Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (more..)
Leipzig, Germany (more..)
October, 1990
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
18 201 (more..)
Unknown (more..)
Daniel SIMON (more..)
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The German express locomotive, number 18 201 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany, appeared in 1960-61 at Meiningen repair shop as a conversion of the Henschel-Wegmann train locomotive 61 002. In 1972 during a trial run it attained a top speed of 182,4 km/h. As a result it is the fastest, operational steam locomotive in the world, and also holds the world record for the biggest driving wheels (2.30 m in diameter) ever to be fitted to an engine with a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement.
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