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Imperial-Royal State Railways and Austrian Southern Railway class 60
Polish State Railways Ti12, Czechoslovak State Railways class 334.1, Italian State Railway class 604, Yugoslav Railway class 131 and German Reichsbahn class 540
Austria-Hungary | 1895 | 395 produced
Die Lokomotive, February 1912

In order to increase the speed of freight locomotives, Gölsdorf introduced a leading axle on the class 60 from 1895 onwards. The boiler was now higher, the firebox was above the last driving axle and the cylinders were behind the leading axle. This reduced the large overhanging masses, which improved smooth running. Many parts from the classes 30 and 59 were used. With their top speed of 60 km/h, they were also used in passenger and express service when needed.

Until 1910, the kkStB received a total of 297 that were operated with saturated steam. In addition, 22 were built with Clench steam dryers as class 60.500 and three with Pielock superheaters as class 60.800. The Südbahn received 73 of the saturated variant between 1900 and 1914. Since the locomotives were spread throughout Austria-Hungary, many came to Poland, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Yugoslavia and Romania after the First World War. Even after the Second World War, the ÖBB took over 20, the last of which were used until 1963.

Variantsaturatedsteam driersuperheated
ManufacturerWiener Neustadt, Floridsdorf, StEG, MÁVAG, BMMF
Axle config2-6-0 (Mogul) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length52 ft 2 7/16 in
Wheelbase18 ft 0 9/16 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 6 3/16 in
Total wheelbase40 ft 6 3/8 in
Empty weight106,483 lbs105,381 lbs107,806 lbs
Service weight117,947 lbs114,640 lbs117,727 lbs
Adhesive weight95,019 lbs93,255 lbs93,917 lbs
Axle load31,747 lbs31,085 lbs31,306 lbs
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power838 hp (625 kW)939 hp (700 kW)1,006 hp (750 kW)
Optimal speed24 mph27 mph28 mph
Top speed37 mph
Starting effort22,584 lbf
with start valve27,101 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter49.5 in
Boiler pressure188 psi
Expansion typecompound
Cylinderstwo, HP: 20 1/2 x 24 7/8 in
and LP: 29 1/8 x 24 7/8 in
Grate area29.1 sq ft
Firebox area107.6 sq ft
Tube heating area1,449.9 sq ft1,184 sq ft1,224.9 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,557.5 sq ft1,291.7 sq ft1,332.6 sq ft
Superheater area265.9 sq ft190.5 sq ft
Total heating area1,557.5 sq ft1,523.1 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
Karl Gölsdorf
last changed: 01/2024

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