TE-5415 2-10-0 freight locomotive
Photographed on 22 August 2009 at the Rizhsky Vokzal railway museum in Moscow, Russia.
These were originally German built "Kriegslok" Class BR 52 locomotives for military use. This example is one of over 2,500 steam engines taken by Russia as reparations after WWII, and over 7,000 of this type had been built in Germany and elsewhere. It is said that this type had the largest production run in the world.
This particular locomotive was built in 1943 at the Schichau works at what is now Elblag, Poland, and operated in Eastern Prussia. It arrived in the USSR in March 1947.
Driving wheel diameter: 1400 mm, 1,400 hp, Maximum speed: 80 km/h, Length: 22.9 m, Weight: 86 tonnes.
Tender coal capacity: 13 tonnes, Water capacity: 30 tonnes.
Picture added on 28 August 2009 at 15:11