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Palatine L 2

Palatine L 2
DRG Class 99.00
Number(s): XXIII–XVII
DRG 99 001–005
Quantity: 5
Manufacturer: Krauss
Year(s) of manufacture: 1903–1905
Retired: 1945
Wheel arrangement: 0-4-0T
Axle arrangement: B n2t
Type: K 22.8
Gauge: 1,000 mm
Length over buffers: 6,030 mm
Service weight: 15.0 t
Adhesive weight: 15.0 t
Top speed: 30 km/h
Driving wheel diameter: 855 mm
Valve gear: Stephenson
No. of cylinders: 2
Cylinder bore: 240 mm
Piston stroke: 400 mm
Boiler Overpressure: 12 bar
Grate area: 0.5 m²
Evaporative heating area: 25.40 m²
Water capacity: 1.4 m³
Fuel: 0.6 t coal
Locomotive brakes: Counterweight brake

The steam locomotives of Palatine Class L 2 with the Palatinate Railway were built for the line between Speyer and Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (Neustadt-Speyer railway). Because the engines were to be used double-headed, they had doors on the front and rear of the driver's cabs and an opening in the running plate. This enabled access to the locomotive from the train whilst running.

They had the numbers XIII to XVII. After the foundation of the Reichsbahn all the engines were taken over and were given the numbers 99 001 to 99 005. The first engine was retired as early as 1931, the last one in 1945. They carried 1.4 m³ of water and 0.6 t of coal.

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External links

  • There is a relevant English-language forum at Railways of Germany
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