The Zittau 99 555

99 555 stops in the breakpoint Rennersdorf. Striking is the removed cladding of the boiler valves on the water tank. Image and text Eisenbahn-Journal
           Special 8/92; P. 16; picture 28; courtesy of VGBahn, Fürstenfeldbruck.

99 555 stops in the breakpoint Rennersdorf. Striking is the removed cladding of the boiler valves on the water tank. Image and text Eisenbahn-Journal Special 8/92; P. 16; picture 28; courtesy of VGBahn, Fürstenfeldbruck.

Locomotive 99 555 helped in 1951 to reduce its trunk line. In the photo the reducing train at his devastating work in Hohnstein. Image and text Eisenbahn-Journal
           Spezial 8/93; P. 85; Picture 178; courtesy of the VGBahn, Fürstenfeldbruck

Locomotive 99 555 helped in 1951 to reduce its trunk line. In the photo the reducing train at his devastating work in Hohnstein. Image and text Eisenbahn-Journal Spezial 8/93; P. 85; Picture 178; courtesy of the VGBahn, Fürstenfeldbruck

History of the locomotive

The machine was within the 6th delivery series (1908/1909) in the Saxon mechanical engineering factory, formerly Richard Hartmann AG, Chemnitz in 1908 with the Factory number 3208 built and delivered to the Royal Saxon State Railways. This put the locomotive with the number 145 in service. With the transition to the German Reichsbahn was assigned their company number 99 555. In 1962 she received a Neubaukessel in the context of a reconstruction and u. a. new water and coal boxes. On the 27th. December 1973, the machine in Mügeln "z"-parked. But she did not come to the old iron, but was in May 1977 in Söllmnitz (at the former Gera - Wuitz - Mumsdorf Route) as a monument. From her dreary existence, she redeemed on August 23, 2002 the IV Zittau narrow gauge railways through the acquisition and she returned with a hopeful future to Bertsdorf home. Here she was temporarily parked on track 1a, before she found in the engine shed an old / new home.

Now the first steps began with a partial dismantling and the processing of parts. On Monday, May 19, 2008, the responsible representatives signed the SOEG Zittau narrow-gauge railway and the interest association of the Zittauer narrow-gauge railways e.V. a contract for the IV K locomotive 99 555. This enables the operational Refurbishment and use of the machine by the SOEG. On May 26, 2008, the already partially dismantled locomotive with the road low loader of Press GmbH in the Refurbishment workshop MaLoWa brought to Benndorf. From there she returned on July 24, 2009 back to our track, now in the old building state and in the color scheme the Royal Saxon State Railways as number 145th On 31.07.2009 the ceremonial re-commissioning took place. The machine will be contracted in the long term the SOEG used and operated.

The 99 555 in Söllmnitz

The 99 555 in Söllmnitz

The 99 555 after the arival in Bertsdorf (2002-08-23)

The 99 555 after the arival in Bertsdorf (2002-08-23)

The 99 555 on the way to the MaLoWa (26.05.2008)

The 99 555 on the way to the MaLoWa (26.05.2008)

The 99 555 on the way to the MaLoWa (26.05.2008)

The 99 555 on the way to the MaLoWa (26.05.2008)

The 99 555 in Jonsdorf (02.08.2009)
The 99 555 in Jonsdorf (02.08.2009)

The 99 555 in Jonsdorf (02.08.2009)

The 99 555 in Jonsdorf (02.08.2009)

The 99 555 in Bertsdorf (02.08.2009)

The 99 555 in Bertsdorf (02.08.2009)

Use data

Day of delivery
30. Oktober 1908
Day of acceptance
5. November 1908
Bw Zittau
Zittau-Oybin/Jonsdorf
Herrnhut-Bernstadt
November 1908 - 31. October 1936
Bw Hilbersdorf, Lbf Thum
Thumer Schmalspurnetz
Eppendorf-Großwaltersdorf
1. November 1936 - 15. December 1936
Bw Zittau
Herrnhut-Bernstadt
Taubenheim-Dürrhennersdorf
16. December 1936 - 15. February 1944
Bw Bad Schandau
Kohlmühle-Hohnstein
8. February 1946 - 26. July 1951
Bw Wilsdruff
Meißen-Wilsdruff
30. July 1951 - 31. August 1953
Bw Mügeln
Mügelner Netz
1. September 1953 - 22. February 1955
Bw Wustermark
Rathenow-Senske-Nauen
23. February 1955 - 13. April 1955
Bw Mügeln
Mügelner Netz
22. May 1955 - 8. January 1969
Bw Nossen, TE Mügeln
27. February 1969 - 4. January 1974
turned off on
13. August 1973
parked on
27. December 1973
Monument Söllmnitz
13. May 1977 - 22. August 2002
Bw Zittau, Lbf Bertsdorf
Zittau-Oybin-Jonsdorfer-Eisenbahn
23. August 2002
MaLoWa
Main reconstruction
27. May 2009 - 24. July 2009
Bw Zittau
Used by SOEG
since 24. Juli 2009

Technical data

Construction year: 1908
Manufacturer: Sächsische Maschinenbaufabrik, vorm. Richard Hartmann
Fabric number: 3208
Kind: K 44.7
Design type: B'B' n4v (Bauart Meyer)
Maximum speed: 25 km/h
Control: Bauart Heusinger
Cylinder diameter HD/ND: 240/370 mm
Piston stroke: 380 mm
Grate area: 0,97 m³
Fire box heating area: 4,13 m²
Tube heating area: 45,74 m²
Fullheating surface : 49,87 m²
Boiler pressure: 14 bar
Size over buffer: 9000 mm
Full empty weight: 22,4 t
Service weight: 28,6 t
Size of water box: 2,4 m³
Size of coal box: 1,2 t