DRG 86 283, Orenstein & Koppel 12941/ 1937; I took this photo
at the Deutsche Dampflokmuseum,
Another picture of 86 283, this time on static display; May 1, 2014.
TKt3-16, ex 86 240, Schichau
3286/1935, can now be seen in Chabówka loco depot; photo taken on
Side drawing of early version (86 017 to 233), drawing by M.Ćwikła from SK vol.2/ 2003.
Later variant; side drawing from TB
… and final version (ÜK); side drawing by M.Ćwikła from SK vol. 2/2003.
Another picture of the TKt3-16, taken on July 29, 2006.
TKt3-42, photographed somewhere in
86 002, DRG, MGB Karlsruhe 2357/1928. Probably this is a factory photo.
86 056 (Borsig 14428/1932) remained with DR after WWII; re-numbered 86 1056-0 in 1970, it was transferred to ÖGEG in 1991. Postcard from my collection.
86 1317-7, DR (formerly 86 312, WLF 3190/1939), photographed near Walthersdorf, Germany, in October 1976. Postcard from my collection. Withdrawn in 1977.
Another postcard from my collection: DR 86 1245-9 (ex 86 245, Schichau 3291/1935), Aue, Germany, April 1976. Withdrawn in 1980, spent a few more years as a stationary boiler.
…and yet another: 86 1501-1 (formerly 86 501, Henschel 26720/1942), photographed between Schlettau and Crottendorf, Germany, in February 1988. In June 1992 this engine was sold to ÖGEG.
…and still one more: 86 1001-6, first engine of this class delivered (MBG 2356/1928), Cranzahl, Germany, autumn 1979. Photo by. G.Feuereissen. This engine has been preserved and is currently based in Chemnitz.
Another picture of ex-86 501 (Henschel 26720/1942), with Austrian-style service number 86.105 Taken over by ÖGEG, it can now be seen at Lokpark Ampflwang. Photo taken on August 25, 2016.
DB 086 808-3 (former DRG 86 808, WLF 9528/1943), location and date unknown. This locomotive was withdrawn in December 1971. Postcard from my collection.
Aue depot again: 86 1589-0, DR (until 1970, 86 589, BMAG 11911/1942), photo taken on June 16, 1974, by Martin Stertz (from my collection). Withdrawn in March 1976.
locomotives with the
other types, it was decided to develop a
Anschluss, further 77 examples were ordered from WLF (Floridsdorf) and delivered in 1939; this company
eventually became the largest source of 86s, supplying 191 machines until
production was finally terminated in 1943. Also former Cegielski (HCP) works of
There were several modifications, including steel firebox (from 86 230 onwards), gradual introduction of welding instead of riveting, modified water and coal boxes, several variants of brakes (it was intended to increase maximum speed) and many minor changes. After successful tests, Bissel semi-truck was supplanted with Krauss-Helmholtz truck from 86 338 onwards, which considerably improved running qualities. Externally, three major versions can be distinguished: initial one with small cutoffs in water boxes, second one (from 86 378 onwards) with much longer cutoffs and final wartime ÜK (Übergangs-Kriegslok), introduced in 1941, with simplified cab and smoke-box door and several equipment items removed; they were slightly lighter than the original variant.
WWII most of these locomotives remained in
Eight examples were written off before 1965, half of them (TKt3-16, 20, 21 and 41) being transferred to collieries; two more (TKt3-1 and 25) served at railway depots. It was intended to withdraw all remaining machines until 1972 and in fact only two survived in the PKP service for longer: TKt3-11 (ex 86 158, Borsig 14486/1934) was written off in March 1974 and TKt3-15 (ex 86 239, Schichau 3285/1935) in January 1975. TKt3-16 (ex 86 240, Schichau 3286/1935), transferred to Zabrze coal mine in 1964, remained in use there until October 1982; this machine, the last Polish TKt3 in service, has been preserved at the Chabówka rolling stock heritage park and is still there on static display. All other examples were scrapped.
TKi3 was a versatile and useful machine. Its successor, TKt48 (with the same axle arrangement), was slightly longer and heavier by some 10 tonnes, with comparable output and tractive effort; due to higher boiler pressure, however, overall characteristic were improved.
Main technical data
1) Some sources give 744 – probably just a mistake.
2) From 91 230 onwards 13 920 mm
3) After reconstruction of brakes
4) Including one machine never restored in service and scrapped
5) 66 850 kg for ÜK.
References and acknowledgments
Detailed description can be found in a monograph article by Paweł Terczyński in SK vol.2/2003. Concise description can be found in TB vol.2. Very comprehensive account is available at Kurt H. Miska’s website http://www-personals.umich.edu/~khmiska.