"World Class" as a model: Even before reunification, the putative most successful modification of the class 01 was at home on the rails in East and West. The DR's class 01.5 ran well into the Seventies as a welcome guest on the point of Interzone trains and in its dynamic elegance, it symbolized the often-quoted but almost never achieved "World Class" of the GDR. The "American" Boxpok wheels reproduced exactly on the model in particular contributed to this characteristic to a degree worthy of mention.
Prototype: Class 01.5 steam express locomotive with a coal tender. GDR German State Railroad (DR/GDR) "Reko" version. Includes Boxpok wheels, type 2´2´T34 standard design coal tender, special design Witte smoke deflectors for the class 01.5, continuous dome streamlining, inductive magnet on one side, and buffer plate warning stripes. Road number 01 512. The locomotive looks as it did around 1967.
This model can be found in a DC version in the Trix H0 assortment under item number 22905.
Road Number 01 512 with Boxpok Wheels At the start of the Sixties, the GDR's German State Railroad put 35 units of the class 01 through an extensive reconstruction program. Initially only the installation of a welded replacement boiler was planned on the locomotives selected, but the condition of these units imposed extensive rebuilding that resulted in new locomotives in many areas of the parts overhauled. The maintenance facility in Halberstadt delivered the replacement boilers, and the...
Road Number 01 512 with Boxpok Wheels At the start of the Sixties, the GDR's German State Railroad put 35 units of the class 01 through an extensive reconstruction program. Initially only the installation of a welded replacement boiler was planned on the locomotives selected, but the condition of these units imposed extensive rebuilding that resulted in new locomotives in many areas of the parts overhauled. The maintenance facility in Halberstadt delivered the replacement boilers, and the maintenance facility in Meiningen installed them. The boiler was positioned higher in the rebuilding and a continuous dome streamlining adorned the crown of the boiler. The cabs were replaced by a new welded version. The locomotives rebuilt in this manner had hardly anything in common with their original appearance. Therefore, these units were given the new class designation 01.5 after the rebuilding. The locomotives starting with road number 01 519 (rebuilt in 1964) were equipped with oil main firing. The rest of the units were retrofitted with this in 1965/66. Only six locomotives kept coal firing. Twelve units (road numbers 01 502-504, 507-513, 517, and 518) were temporarily equipped with Boxpok wheels that were replaced at the latest by 1976 with reinforced spoked wheels. Road number 01 504 ran in the beginning with a flat Giesl ejector. In addition, all of the units had a tapered smoke box door without a central locking device after the rebuilding program. With the introduction of computer-generated numbering, the coal-fired units became the class 01.15 and the oil-fired units were designated by the DR as the class 01.05. After being rebuilt, the locomotives were used in the DR's heavy express service from Berlin-East Station (coal-fired locomotives) as well as from the Wittenberge and Erfurt districts. By the Seventies, they reached the West German turn-around points of Bebra and Hamburg-Altona in regularly scheduled Interzone service. In 1982, the career of the probably most successful design of the class 01 reached an end in the Saale Valley. Five units of the class 01.5 remain preserved and thunder along the rails – as along as operational – in East and West even after the reunification.more
|Control Unit||Mobile Station||Mobile Station 2||Central Station||Central Station 3|
|Smoke generator contact|
|Steam locomotive op. sounds|
|Sound of squealing brakes off|
|Engineer’s cab lighting|
|Whistle for switching maneuver|
|Letting off Steam|
|Sound of coal being shoveled|