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BR 13.70

The steam engines of type VIII 2 were the first built 2'B express train locomotives in Saxon. The so far built 2'B express train locomotives were built in 1870 by the Maschinefabrik Esslingen. The Saxon factory Hartmann delivered in 1891 a first series of 10 steam engines with a boiler pressure of 10 bar (numbers: 101 up to 110), and in 1894 a second series followed with 10 steam engines with a boiler pressure of 12 bar (number: 111 up to 120).

The steam engines number 111 was the 2000th built steam engine built by Hartmann and because of that, this locomotives got the name: ZWEITAUSEND. The other steam engines carried names of European capitals and other European towns and cities, only number 119 got the name: PRIESTEWITZ. This is a small station between Riesa and Dresden where Professor Andreas Schubert had in 1839 with the SAXONIA an accident caused by a wrongly regulated switch. The steam engines of the series VIII 2 were non superheated steam engines. Typical for the Saxonian steam engines were the coupling rods which were assembled in a way that the cylinders were closer to the frame. The locomotives were coupled with a sä 3T12 tender.

The DRG took over 12 steam engines and put them into service as type BR 13.70. Seven locomotives were came from the first production series and five from the second production series. They got the numbers: 13 7001 up to 13 7012. The thirty year old steam engines were not any more brought into service in the express train services after the turn of the century. In their DRG time they rode mainly special trains like service trains. The steam engines were soon set aside.

Drijfwerk: 2'B h2
Indienststelling: 1891-1894
Diameter drijfwielen: 190 cm
Diameter loopwielen (voor/achter): 106 cm/-

Lengte over de buffers
(met tender sä. 3T12):
16,482 m
Maximumsnelheid: 100 km/h
Keteldruk: 12 bar
Gewicht: 49,4 t