Ty45-145, Warszawa Praga depot, July 1961. Photo from my collection.
Ty45-139 + 30D43-68 (HCP
1047/1947), Kościerzyna depot,,
Another picture of the Ty45-139, taken on September 23, 2013.
Ty45-149 + 30D43-318 (HCP
1058/1947), plinthed in Kluczbork;
photo taken on
Ty45-205 + 32D47-221 (HCP
1126/1947) in pristine condition, plinthed in Iłowo; photo taken
The same locomotive, photographed on July 1, 2015, in need for a refurbishment.
This Ty45-94 + 27D47-3 (Fablok 1638/1947) is plinthed at
the Ostrów Wielkopolski depot; photo taken on
Ty45-94 was externally refurbished in late 2005 and now looks much
better; photo taken on
Ty45-379 + 27D47-35 (HCP
1388/1949), Wolsztyn depot,
Ty45-217 + 30D43-217 (Fablok 1752/1947),
withdrawn in 1984, is plinthed at the Tarnowskie Góry depot;
Ty45-39 + 32D43-22 (HCP
988/1946), preserved at the Zduńska Wola Karsznice depot; photo
The same engine, photographed on August 13, 2008.
Side drawing of Ty45 + 32D47; source – PPN.
Ty45-20 (Fablok 1598/1946) at the Industry
and Railway museum In Jaworzyna Śląska,
The same engine, photographed on July 8, 2009.
Ty45-2560 (Fablok 2560/1950) was used by
sand mine and has been plinthed at the company’s
premises; photo taken on
Another picture of the Ty45-2560, taken on
Ty45-6 (Fablok 1584/1946), abandoned near the Kędzierzyn-Koźle depot…
…and another picture of the same engine; both taken on April 18, 2009.
Ty45-158 (HCP 1068/1947), owned by TOZKiOS railway fan society; Pyskowice, May 2, 2009.
Another Ty45 from the TOZKiOS collection: Ty45-125 (Fablok 2592/1951), photographed on the same occasion.
An unknown Ty45, location and date unknown. Photo by A.Żmuda (postcard from my collection).
Several more photos from my collection. Ty45-158, abandoned in Krzeszowice (date unknown)…
…Ty45-390 in Międzyrzecz, date also unknown (photo by Martin Stertz)…
…and another photo by the same author: Ty45-292 (HCP 1144/1948), Pyskowice depot, June 11,1979.
One more picture of the Ty45-20: Jaworzyna Śląska, May 25, 2016.
Ty45-379 photographed during its visit to Warsaw on June 17, 1995. Photo by Marek Niemiec (from my collection).
the introduction of Ty23 in mid-1920s until the end of the steam era, Decapods dominated heavy freight
on experience with ex-German locomotives, it was decided to fit a fully
enclosed driver’s cab, which changed the silhouette. Steel firebox replaced
copper one, previously used, and exhaust-steam injector was fitted. Contrary
to Ty37, circulation tubes were initially deleted, but they were fitted in
last production examples and later standardized. Grate and ashpan were later modified during overhauls and some
engines were fitted with coal feeders and/or rocking grates. From 1964
onwards, several Ty45s (probably seventeen) were converted to oil firing, but
this was soon abandoned and they were finally restored to initial
configuration. Ty45s were typically coupled with 32D47 tub tenders which,
compared to 22D23s used with Ty37s, took much more water (32 cu.m instead of 22 cu.m); coal
capacity was also increased from 10 to 12 tonnes.
New tenders were manufactured by Pafawag company of
of Ty45 started in 1947, both at Fablok in Chrzanów and at HCP (Cegielski) in
remained in service throughout the country until the end of steam era,
together with other Polish Decapods.
With mounting supplies of heavy diesel locomotives since mid-1960s and
progressing electrification of main lines, most of them were withdrawn from
line service in the 1970s and relegated to switching, mainly in
In 1999, seventeen Ty45 still existed and two (Ty45-20, Fablok 1598/1946, and Ty45-379, HCP 1388/1949) were operational. According to www.holdys.pl/tomi, fourteen have survived until today, but two are listed as wrecks (Ty45-301 was scrapped, probably in 2003, Ty45-345 followed in August 2006 and Ty45-418 in 2007). Some of them are plinthed at various locations. Two above-mentioned engines kept in working order have seen no service for a couple of years due to boiler certificate expiry. Ty45-20 from Jaworzyna Śląska depot was transferred to Wolsztyn in December 1999 and served there until May 2000. Later it returned to Jaworzyna and most probably will remain on static display. Wolsztyn-based Ty45-379 (last example in PKP service) hauled its last train in October 2002 and was then used for a couple of weeks as a stationary boiler, to be finally withdrawn in February 2003.
Main technical data
1) Including 20 for industrial operators.
2) With 32D47 tender; 159 000 kg in working order with 30D43 tender.
References and acknowledgments
Concise information can be found in PNP and AP.