By the end of DB steam locomotive operation, road number 44 1315 (starting in 1968: 043 315), an oil-fired freight locomotive carried on its service without hesitation, finally at Emden pulling mostly heavy ore trains in the Emsland area. Even on October 26, 1977 – the last day of DB steam locomotive operation – it showed one more time what it could do. Towards two in the afternoon, it was pulling one of those famous 4,000 metric ton ore trains under the gaze of a large number of photographers from the ore station to the Emden freight yard. On September 12, 2018, it moved back up to a star position, when it moved in as a tremendous spectacle and to the applause of numerous onlookers as a new landmark of the Märklineum in Göppingen.
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 44 heavy steam freight locomotive, with a type 2´2´T34 standard design oil tender. Black/red basic paint scheme. Cab with two side windows, standard design Witte smoke deflectors, pilot truck wheel set with spoked wheels, without smoke box central locking, with inductive magnets on both sides. Road number 44 1315. Restored locomotive at the Märklineum. The locomotive looks historically as it did around 1963/64.