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BR 17.3

The Bavarian 2'C n4v express train locomotives of type CV had it's origin in a steam locomotive made by Maffei. The locomotive had Maffei built on it's own account for the "Bayerischen Landesausstellung" in 1896. Because the locomotive had driving wheels with a diameter of 1640 mm, the locomotive was able to pull both passenger trains and freight trains. The Bavarian State Railways obtained this steam locomotive and made it subject to extensive experiments. Finally the Bavarian railways ordered the locomotive by Maffei in a strengthened version. From 1899 up to 1901 Maffei delivered 42 locomotives with driving wheels of 1870 mm. The under the smoke box placed high pressure cylinder drove the first coupled axle, and the inner cylinder drove the second coupled axle. The CV was able to pull a train of 160 ton on a flatland with a speed of 90 km/h, this was a reasonable speed during the turn of the century. The locomotives were pushed aside by the locomotives of type S 3/5 and S 2/5. After world war one, 43 steam engines (1 prototype and 42 series locomotives) were handed over to France.

In service at the DRG

The DRG took over 22 steam locomotives and put them into service as BR 17.3 with the numbers: 17 301 up to 17 322. The locomotives were set aside in 1930.

Axle layout: 2'C n4v
In service: 1899-1901
Diameter driving wheels: 187 cm
Diameter carrying wheels: 95cm/-

Lengte over de buffers
(met tender bay. 2'2' T21):
18,840 m
Top speed: 90km/h
Boiler pressure: 14 bar
Weight: 66,2t