RailPictures.Net Photo: 28 SBB Historic Ec 2/5 at Oensingen, Switzerland by Georg Trüb
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» SBB Historic (more..)
» Ec 2/5 (more..)
» between Oberbuchsiten and Oensingen 
» Oensingen, Switzerland (more..)
» May 09, 2009
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» 28 (more..)
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» Georg Trüb (more..)
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The oldest operational steamlocomotive of Switzerland is the 0-4-6 T Ec 2/5 # 28 "GENF", which was built in 1858 by Emil Kessler in Esslingen/Germany for the Schweizerische Centralbahn (SCB)m mainly for the line Olten-Hauenstein (Läufelfingen)-Sissach. This interesting loco is of the Engerth design, so the tender is articulated with the main locomotive frame, allowing some of the weight of the fuel and water to be carried on the driving wheels to improve adhesion. Because the tender was articulated, rather than directly attached to the frame, the locomotive could traverse relatively sharp curves, while still enjoying the advantage of the additional adhesive weight gain. Usually, the locomotive is exhibited in the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, but in 2009 she was out on the line several times. The locomotive is on the way from Olten to Biel on the Jura mountain range south foot line near Oensingen, with the cars of the "Spanisch Brötli Bahn", replicas of the first swiss railway between Zürich and Baden in 1847. Locomotive and cars are hand braked only, no air brake and no contemporary buffers and couplings!
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