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Tender locomotive 399.03

Tender locomotive 399.03,
Mh series with a special "supporting tender"

The locomotives of the 399 series were built in the early 20th century for the Mariazell Railway. After electrification of the Mariazell Railway in 1911, the locomotives were distributed among other narrow-gauge railways. All six locomotives of the series exist to this day. The 399.01 is in operation on the Pinzgau Railway. 399.02 and 399.04 are no longer fit for operation and are parked in Gmünd. The 399.05 belongs to a private owner in Heidenreichstein. The 399.06 has been restored to its original state and is again in operation on the Mariazell Railway and the "Krumpen" (from Obergrafendorf to Wieselburg). The 399.03 is up and running on our Waldviertler Railway.

Technical specifications: 399.03

Type of construction: D2-h2St (D means: there are 4 driven axles and 2 floating axles on the tender)
Gauge: 760 mm
Length from buffer to buffer: 11,665 mm
Wheelbase: 8,100 mm
Driving wheel diameter: 920 mm
Carrying wheel diameter: 660 mm

Vaporization heating surface: 78.85 m²
Cylinder diameter: 410 mm
Piston stroke: 450 mm
Grill surface: 1.59 m²
Boiler pressure: 13 bar
Max. power: approx. 600 PS

Top speed: 40 km/h
Total weight: 45.1 t
Traction weight: 30.1 t
Water: 5.0 m³
Coal: 1.92 t

Valve gear: External Heusinger
Superheater: Schmidt type
Constructed in: 1906 and 1908
Manufacturer: Krauss & Co, Linz

Tender locomotive 399.01

Tender locomotive 399.01,
Mh series with a special "supporting tender"

The locomotives of the 399 series were built in the early 20th century for the Mariazell Railway. After electrification of the Mariazell Railway in 1911, the locomotives were distributed among other narrow-gauge railways. All six locomotives of the series exist to this day. The 399.01 is in operation on the Pinzgau Railway. 399.02 and 399.04 are no longer fit for operation and are parked in Gmünd. The 399.05 belongs to a private owner in Heidenreichstein. The 399.06 has been restored to its original state and is again in operation on the Mariazell Railway and the "Krumpen". The 399.03 is up and running on our Waldviertler Railway.

Technical specifications: 399.01

Type of construction: D2-h2St
Gauge: 760 mm

Length from buffer to buffer: 11,665 mm
Wheelbase: 8,100 mm
Driving wheel diameter: 920 mm
Carrying wheel diameter: 660 mm

Vaporization heating surface: 78.85 m²
Cylinder diameter: 410 mm
Piston stroke: 450 mm
Grill surface: 1.59 m²
Boiler pressure: 13 bar
Max. power: approx. 600 PS

Top speed: 40 km/h
Total weight: 45.1 t
Traction weight: 30.1 t
Water: 5.0 m³
Coal: 1.92 t

Valve gear: External Heusinger
Superheater: Schmidt type
Constructed in: 1906 and 1908
Manufacturer: Krauss & Co, Linz

Series 2095 diesel locomotives

Series 2095 diesel locomotives

In the mid-50’s, the ÖBB decided to change over from expensive steam to cheaper diesel trains on their narrow-gauge lines. In 1958 the first locomotive of the 2095.01 series was presented to the ÖBB. In 1960 cars 2 and 3 followed. After successful operation of the first locomotives, 12 additional ones were ordered. Of the original 15 locomotives, all except for 2 and 3 are still in service. The Waldviertler Railway is currently employing the 2095.12 and 2095.14.

Technical specifications: 2095.14; 2095.12:

Manufacturer: SGP / Floridsdorf
Constructed in: 1962

Gauge: 760 mm
Length from buffer to buffer: 10,400 mm
Bogie wheelbase: 1,800 mm
King pin spacing: 4,700 mm
Driving wheel diameter: 900 mm

Wheel arrangement: B`B` (i.e., 2 axles are driven together. The 2095 series has 4 axles, and 2 are driven together.)

Engine: Type S12a version 2095, 4-stroke engine, 12 cylinders, exhaust turbo-supercharger
Power: 440 kW at 1500 RPM
Gear unit: Hydraulic 2-speed turbo transmission VOITH St. Pölten
Tractive effort on starting: 98 kN
Tractive power: 74 kN at 12km/h
Engine preheating: Webasto heating unit
Power supply: 24 V / 6.5 kW

Top speed: 60 km/h
Service weight: 30.8 t
Axle pressure: 7.7 t
Train heating: none

Tender locomotive 298.2, Uv series

Tender locomotive 298.2, Uv series

The 298.2 series locomotives were built in the early years of the 20th century. As the power of the U series locomotives did not stand up to the expected traffic of the Waldviertler Railway’s southern line, the Krauss & Co company was commissioned to construct a more powerful machine. This led to the development of the Uv series. The first two locomotives were delivered to the Waldviertler Railway in 1902. In 1905 the third unit was purchased for the Mariazell Railway. All three locomotives exist to this day. The 298.205 is owned by the ÖGLB www.lokalbahnen.at and is operated on the Ybbstal Railway’s mountain section Kienberg-Gaming – Lunz under the name of Uv.1.

The 298.206 is set up at Langschlag station as a museum piece. Thus both locomotives originally acquired for the Waldviertler Railway have been preserved. The 298.207 served in the Waldviertel for many years and was put out of commission in 1998. Ever since 1999, the members of Mh. 6 club (
www.mh6.at) have been striving to reactivate the 298.207. The locomotive is presently owned by ÖBB Nostalgie.

Technical specifications: 298.2
Type of construction: C1-n2vt
Gauge: 760 mm
Length from buffer to buffer: 7,804 mm
Wheelbase: 4,000 mm
Driving wheel diameter: 820 mm
Carrying wheel diameter: 570 mm

Vaporization heating surface: 62.46 m²
High-pressure cylinder: 320 mm
Low-pressure cylinder: 500 mm
Piston stroke: 400 mm
Grill surface: 1.03 m²
Boiler pressure: 13 bar
Max. power: approx. 305 PS

Top speed: 35 km/h
Total weight: 27.5 t
Traction weight: 23.0 t
Water: 3.0 m²
Coal: 1.39 t

Valve gear: Heusinger
Years of construction:
298.205 1902
298.206 1902
298.207 1905
Manufacturer: Krauss & Co, Linz

Tender locomotive 399.04

Tender locomotive 399.04,
Mh series with a special "supporting tender"

The locomotives of the 399 series were built in the early 20th century for the Mariazell Railway. After electrification of the Mariazell Railway in 1911, the locomotives were distributed among other narrow-gauge railways. All six locomotives of the series exist to this day. The 399.01 is in operation on the Pinzgau Railway. 399.02 and 399.04 are no longer fit for operation and are parked in Gmünd. The 399.05 belongs to a private owner in Heidenreichstein. The 399.06 has been restored to its original state and is again in operation on the Mariazell Railway and the "Krumpen". The 399.03 is up and running on our Waldviertler Railway.

Technical specifications: 399.04
Type of construction: D2-h2St
Gauge: 760 mm

Length from buffer to buffer: 11,665 mm
Wheelbase: 8,100 mm
Driving wheel diameter: 920 mm
Carrying wheel diameter: 660 mm

Vaporization heating surface: 78.85 m²
Cylinder diameter: 410 mm
Piston stroke: 450 mm
Grill surface: 1.59 m²
Boiler pressure: 13 bar
Max. power: approx. 600 PS

Top speed: 40 km/h
Total weight: 45.1 t
Traction weight: 30.1 t
Water: 5.0 m³
Coal: 1.92 t

Valve gear: External Heusinger
Superheater: Schmidt type
Constructed in: 1906 and 1908
Manufacturer: Krauss & Co, Linz

5090 diesel railcar series

5090 diesel railcar series

In the early 1980’s, the railway was looking for a way to run their narrow-gauge lines more efficiently. Seeing the success of the narrow-gauge railcar used by the Murtal Railway, the ÖBB rented the railcar for a series of test rides. These rides were carried out in the summer of 1983 on the tracks of the Waldviertler Railway. The tests yielded positive results, so five railcars were purchased.

The five first railcars were put into service on the Waldviertler Railway and Pinzgau Railway. As their deployment proved successful, a total of 17 units were built and operated on the narrow-gauge lines of the ÖBB until 1995. Railcars 5090.04 and 5090.05 were in use on the Waldviertler Railway. After closing down all operations in 2001, both railcars were handed over to the Mariazell Railway.

Technical specifications: 5090.04
Type of construction: BoBo
Gauge: 760 mm
Length from buffer to buffer: 18,300 mm
Wheelbase: 12,130 mm
Driving wheel diameter: 700 mm
Number of seats: 64
Standing room for: 36 passengers
Diesel engine: Type MAN-D2866 LUE
Number of cylinders: 6
Diesel engine power output: 235 kW
Generator power input: 212 kW
Bogie engine’s hourly power output: 2 x 92 kW
Tractive effort on starting: 82 kN
Tractive power (per hour): 46 kN
Top speed: 70 km/h
Service weight: 29 t

Narrow-gauge snack car Bi/s 3675

Narrow-gauge snack car Bi/s 3675

Between the fall of 1982 and May 1983, car Bi/s 3675 was turned into a snack car at the Gmünd-based train repair shop. It was used for the first time during a special ride on 14 May 1983 on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Weitra. The ranks of honorary guests included the former Federal President Dr. Kirchschläger.

Technical specifications:
Length from buffer to buffer: 8.0 m
Wheelbase: 3.7 m
Service weight: 5.0 t

Freight wagon GGd/s 15813

Freight wagon GGd/s 15813 - Used nowadays for transporting bicycles

The 4-axle freight wagon was built in 1926 for the Mariazell Railway.

Length from buffer to buffer: 11.95 m
Container width 2.1 m
Tare weight: 10.5 t
Load capacity: 15 t
King pin spacing: 8 m
Bogie wheelbase: 1.35 m

Three of the four cars built for the Mariazell Railway were acquired by the Waldviertler Railway before 1947. Their car numbers were:
GGd/s 15812, GGd/s 15813, GGd/s 15814

The book titled "Na úzkém rozchodu" by Karel Just provides a complete list of all freight cars ever in service on the Waldviertler Railway.
ISBN 80-86765-00-8

Narrow-gauge (760 mm) passenger car

Narrow-gauge (760 mm) passenger car

Each wagon is dedicated to a town along the line.

Narrow-gauge passenger car

Narrow-gauge passenger car

Here used as "Kuenringer tavern" and snack car.