Factory photo of the SäStB No. 1388 (Hartmann 3680/1913). Re-numbered 98 011 by DRG, this engine remained in use with DR until November 1962. Source: Lokomotiv-Archiv Sachsen 2 (see References).
DR 98 001 (ex SäStB 1394, Hartmann 3377/1910), location unknown. This picture was taken in August 1971, probably prior to or during transfer to Verkehrsmuseum Dresden. Photo by Werner Nagel (from my collection).
98 001 can now be seen at the Industriemuseum Chemnitz; photo taken by Norbert Kaiser on October 17, 2015 (www.commons.wikimedia.org).
Side drawing of class I TV in its earlier variant (batches built in 1910 and 1913); broken lines indicate sandboxes as fitted to several examples. Two Polish locomotives represented this version. Source: Lokomotiv-Archiv Sachsen 2 (see References).
Side drawing of class I TV in its final form, as built in 1914; a single engine of this version served with PKP. Source: as above.
Although Saxon class I TV tender locomotives did see some service with PKP, their designation is subject to doubt. List of locomotives, issued by the Ministry of Railways in 1920, makes mention of them under a provisional designation T145. According to some sources, class designations TKbb101 or TKp102 was reserved for them, but actually never assigned, as they were withdrawn before new system came into use. The former designation, indicating axle arrangement in a somehow illustrative manner, seems more likely; the latter has not been confirmed by reliable sources.
locomotives saw some use in Europe, South Africa and South America, but were
much less popular than other types of articulated locomotives, like Mallet or
Garratt. In Europe, their principal user were state railways of
After WWI, fifteen locomotives of this type remained in Germany and were later given DRG service numbers 98 001 through 015. Seven were written off in the 1930s and 1940s; the rest served with DR until 1960s. The last one, 98 001 (ex No. 1394, Hartmann 3377/1910), withdrawn in August 1971, has been preserved and is currently on display at the Industriemuseum Chemnitz. Following closure of the Oberhohndorf-Reinsdorfer Kohlenbahn in 1939, their sole I TV was impressed into DRG as 98 015 (second with this number) and remained in use until November 1966. Three remaining locomotives of this type were taken over by PKP in Warsaw in 1918. Probably they had been brought there by German authorities after the city had been taken in 1915; if so, it is somehow surprising why these engines, built for mountain lines, finally ended up in Polish lowlands. They were No. 1398 (Hartmann 3380/1910), No. 1389 (Hartmann 3414/1910) and No. 1384 (Hartmann 3764/1914). Virtually nothing is known about their service, apart from the fact that it was rather short: all are mentioned in the 1920 locomotive list (see above), but disappeared before 1927. According to the Hartmann factory list (see References), No. 1384 was withdrawn as early as in 1920.
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References and acknowledgments
- Lokomotiv-Archiv Sachsen 2 by F. Näbrich, G. Meyer and R. Preuss (Transpress, Berlin, 1984);
- Charakterystyka parowozów (Characteristics of Steam Locomotives), Ministry of Railways, Warsaw, 1920;
- http://www.beitraege.lokomotive.de/datenbank (website by Ingo Hütter);
- Hartmann factory list compiled by Jens Merte (available from www.werkbahn.de).