The Super Pacific - an experience for the senses.
The 01 1053 express train locomotive was built in 1940 at Schwartzkopff in Wildau, in a series of 55 high-efficiency locomotives. The Super Pacific 01.10 represents a modification of the 01 series through an additional inner cylinder, a larger tender, cladding, and further tuning measures. All locomotives were used in the express train service of the DB where the heavy cladding was dismantled and a boiler with even better performance was implemented. At 2350 PS and a top speed of 140 km/h or 87 mph the machine was almost on a par with the new diesel locomotives. Our prototype locomotive had to move several times with the DB: It came to Osnabrück from Hannover, via Hildesheim, Paderborn, Offenburg, Kassel and Bebra. Finally, in 1967 it was assigned the computer number 011 053-2, and remained in service under this number for close to a year on the Emsland route to Norddeich.