Iron Monument Club Plzeň

Iron Monument Club Plzeň

Steam locomotive 556.0210

Steam locomotive 556.0210

556.0210

Steam locomotive for hauling heavy freight trains on the main lines.
 

Characteristics and technical data of locomotive with tender

Characteristic 2-10-0
Gauge 1 435 mm
Number and bore of cylinders 2 × 530 mm
Piston stroke 660 mm
Driving wheels diameter 1 400 mm
Leading wheels diameter 900 mm
Tender wheels diameter 1 045 mm
Steam pressure 18 bar
Grate area 4,34
Heating surface
   - fire box, water side 24,20
   - smoke and fire tubes, water side 176,80
   - superheater, steam side 63,30
Nominal power of steam engine 2 000 HP
Weight in working order
   - locomotive 95 t
   - tender 80,8 t
Maximum speed 80 km/h
Minimum radius of the track 150 m
Total length over buffers 23 545 mm
Water capacity of the tender 35
Coal capacity of the tender 15 t

History of Locomotive

1954 - produced by Závody V. I. Lenina (Škoda Works) Plzeň as the serial number 2977/1954 for the Czechoslovak State Railways, put into the operation in locomotive depot Valašské Meziříčí
1961 - transferred to locomotive depot Olomouc
1963 - transferred to depot České Budějovice
1964 - service in locomotive depot Tábor
1969 - transferred to depot Cheb
1971 - last stationing – locomotive depot Plzeň
1980 - withdrawn, used as stationary steam boiler K 768 for heating purposes in the depot Plzeň and later in railway repair and construction works Plzeň
1994 - bought by Iron Monument Club Plzeň
2004 - installed near to shopping centre Olympia in Plzeň
2005 - sidetracked in the area of MOVO Plzeň

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