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DSB class P

DSB class P
Specifications
Power type Steam
Builder Hanomag (19)
Schwartzkopff (14)
Build date 1907–1910
Total produced 33
Configuration 4-4-2
UIC classification 2'B1
Gauge
Driver diameter 1,984 mm (6 ft 6.1 in)
Length 18.515 m (60 ft 9 in) over buffers
Axle load 19 tonnes (18.7 long tons; 20.9 short tons)
Locomotive and tender
combined weight
117.4 tonnes (115.5 long tons; 129.4 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 6 tonnes (5.9 long tons; 6.6 short tons)
Boiler pressure 15 kg/cm2 (1,470 kPa; 213 psi)
Career
Railroad(s) DSB
Number P901–P933
Locale Denmark

The class P was a series of steam locomotives of the Danish State Railways, introduced in 1907. With a wheel arrangement of 4-4-2 (2'B1 in UIC classification), they were well suited to express trains, and were the first steam locomotives in Denmark heavier than 100 tonnes.[1]

Due to shortages of powerful locomotives with low axle load during World War II, seven of the class P locomotives were rebuilt to a 4-6-2 arrangement and designated class PR, starting in 1943. Two of the class P locomotives have been preserved, as well as one unit of class PR.

References

External links

  • DSB litra P (II) at Jernbanen.dk

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