Tuesday, July 24, 2007

East German meter guage steam locomotive. The Hesston Steam Museum. Hesston Indiana USA. Saturday, July 21st , 2007.

I took this photo at the Hesston Junction open air depot at the Hesston Steam Museum in northwest Indiana near the border with Michigan. The locomotive shown here, is a " Meter Guage" ( 2 foot American narrow guage)
0-8-0 steam locomotive from the former East German Republic. The locomotive was used overseas in industrial railroad operations, one being a logging railroad in Germany's Black Forest. This locomotive has two distinct steam whistles. One is the original one it used in Germany that has a medium to slightly higher pitch, and a loud American 4 chime model. The air operated locomotive bell is also unique to European locomotives, as it is operated with an external clapper that taps the bell.

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