Baden I b (old)

The vehicles of the type I b were locomotives of the Grand Ducal Baden State Railways. They were replicas of the first six engines of Class I a Built by Emil Kessler Badenia 1841 was the first locomotive built in Baden and the first of nine machines of this kind. Kessler built this loco along with his business partner Martiensen on their own account. It was made ​​by him on a trial basis in service. As they reached the same performance as the English models, it was taken over by the state railway.

The locomotives had the same stroke as the English models and were also equipped with the fork control. The locomotive OFFENBURG had a delivery from Capry control. However, the locomotives had a better drive with adjustable leaf springs and adjustable center bearing.

The last locomotive of this genus EXPANSION No. 15 had a Meyer's double voice control, a larger cylinder diameter of 381 mm and a higher boiler pressure of 5.0 bar and 101 heating pipes. With the larger heating surface was accompanied by an increase in performance.

On the route between Heidelberg and Wiesloch a locomotive reached 20 Car 54 km / h A quick trip to managed 85 km / h

Originally built for 1600 mm broad gauge locomotives were converted to standard gauge in 1854. The locomotives were given a Capry control, the Carlsruhe and a PHOENIX Stephenson valve gear.

Most locomotives were retired in 1863. Only the last one was in 1854 converted into a tank locomotive and remained until 1867 in use. She had a water content of 1.45 m³ box and a coal stock of 1.8 t.

The vehicles had a long boiler of the type Sharp. The firebox was semicircular excessive. On the front tank shot of steam dome sat with safety valve and spring balance. The frame consisted of two outer lining frame and four plate frame for the steam engine. The EXPANSION had two plate frame.

The vehicles were equipped with a Tender of type 2 T Kessler 5.4 or 3 T 5.4.


Pictures of Baden I b (old)