Fireless locomotive

Category Industrial facilities

Year of manufacture/creation 1927

Manufacturer/author Sächsische Maschinenfabrik

Place of manufacture/creation Chemnitz, Germany

Size Height: 220 cm
Width: 175 cm
Length: 435 cm
Weight: 8000 kg

Material iron, steel, brass

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1993

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

The functioning of this locomotive demonstrates the severity of the safety measures which had to be observed in the gasworks.

This vehicle was powered by steam generated by boiling water, but unlike other locomotives, it had no firebox. Locomotive 4676 carried the coal, which was needed to produce town gas, to the municipal gasworks in the Tarnogaj district of Wrocław. To prevent the gas stored in the tanks from exploding, the locomotive was powered by an external steam accumulator. One “refuelling” with steam allowed the locomotive to travel approximately 500 metres.

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