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Offline kimballthurlow  
#1 Posted : 06 June 2019 06:04:07(UTC)
kimballthurlow

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Here is a sight for sore eyes.

This BR86 tenderlok (Maerklin make a model) was used last month in a Hamburg container depot to shunt a train.
The locomotive was deftly handled by the driver for such a heavy train.
See video BR86 Hamburg 2019

Photography was by Bärbel Rasch und Jan Heyden on 24 May 2019.
86333 hat die Arbeit erledigt und fährt zurück zur Abstellung.
Am nächsten Tag geht es weiter mit einem Sonderzug.

Which translates to:
86333 has done the work and drives back to the shed.
The next day we continue with a special train.

Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 06 June 2019 23:08:04(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Here is a sight for sore eyes.

This BR86 tenderlok (Maerklin make a model) was used last month in a Hamburg container depot to shunt a train.
The locomotive was deftly handled by the driver for such a heavy train.
See video BR86 Hamburg 2019

Photography was by Bärbel Rasch und Jan Heyden on 24 May 2019.
86333 hat die Arbeit erledigt und fährt zurück zur Abstellung.
Am nächsten Tag geht es weiter mit einem Sonderzug.

Which translates to:
86333 has done the work and drives back to the shed.
The next day we continue with a special train.

Kimball


That was impressive. As you say, to get the train moving initially he had to be pretty careful on the throttle, each time he tried to add some power he had to control wheel slip. Makes modern shunting locos even more impressive with their electronic motor control that they can pull away with a train like this without the wheel slip.

I wonder why they did this shunting with a steam loco, was it 'just because they could' ??? Confused Confused Confused
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Offline Jabez  
#3 Posted : 07 June 2019 00:18:50(UTC)
Jabez

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Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Here is a sight for sore eyes.

And a sound for old earsBigGrin
Jabez
I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
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Offline SteamNut  
#4 Posted : 07 June 2019 00:22:41(UTC)
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It looks like they just restored that beauty, it was way too clean looking. Originally steam loks were more then diesels, in fact they were added to diesels to pull heavy freights.
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Offline TEEWolf  
#5 Posted : 07 June 2019 01:09:33(UTC)
TEEWolf

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Originally Posted by: Jabez Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Here is a sight for sore eyes.

And a sound for old earsBigGrin
Jabez


More sound & pictures as oil for old ears & eyes.BigGrin



It looks like since the 150 year sea port birthday in Hamburg (HH) in 2016, there are some young oldies playing not only with gauge H0. No, they take the real ones.Love
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#6 Posted : 07 June 2019 05:46:01(UTC)
kimballthurlow

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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
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I wonder why they did this shunting with a steam loco, was it 'just because they could' ??? Confused Confused Confused


My reading of the sub-titles suggests that it was being used for some passenger specials (certainly the next day), and in-between they tried it out in the Hamburg yard.

Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
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Offline TEEWolf  
#7 Posted : 07 June 2019 15:38:44(UTC)
TEEWolf

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Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
...

I wonder why they did this shunting with a steam loco, was it 'just because they could' ??? Confused Confused Confused


My reading of the sub-titles suggests that it was being used for some passenger specials (certainly the next day), and in-between they tried it out in the Hamburg yard.

Kimball


Hello Kimball,

you are right. A short investigation at German websites leads me to plenty of other websites reporting about life, vita, usage, etc of this BR 86 333. Here are a few links for those who are interested, even not speaking German. But there are plenty of dates, facts and nice pictures from this loco as well. Because today this loco is used as a so called "Museumslok" (perhaps museums locomotive? in English - I do not know the correct English term for such a historic loco used for special nostalgia trips).

Here are some links:

http://www.eisenbahn-mus...tiven/baureihe-86/86-333

http://pressnitztalbahn..../tradition/861333-3.html

https://www.dampflokomot...8587&action=portrait

https://www.dampflokfreu...5-verkauf-der-lok-86-333

https://www.uef-dampf.de...ge/triebfahrzeuge/86-346

@kimballthurlow's link to the shunting steamer in 2019 was and is very interesting and informativ. It looks like that they started with such shuntings in 2016 for the 150 birthday of the sea port Hamburg

https://www.hafen-hamburg.de/en/

https://www.hafen-hamburg.de/en/portmap

Sometimes they may continue by such shuntings, which brings up these nice and uncommen pictures with a steamer in front of a complete container train. As you see in the map as huge this sea port is. I make a bet, the tracks in this area are not owned by the DB AG, but by the port Authority. So it might be easier to do some shuntings in this area as anywhere else. From this seaport the cargo station "Maschen"

https://en.wikipedia.org...Maschen_Marshalling_Yard

https://www.deutschebahn...nste/rbf_maschen-1311072

is supported by the most incoming and outgoing containers of Germany and Eastern countries. (Rotterdam is also important, but this is in the Netherlands. Also is a deep water port in Wilhelmshaven, the so called "JadeWeserPort"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JadeWeserPort

But the problem there are not sufficient tracks for transporting the container to and from the sea port by trains.Blink So at these days this port is not yet so important as it should be, although it is the only deep water port in Germany.

Sorry lots of links again, but isn't a long weekend upcoming for viewing some steamer pictures?Smile

Best Regards

TEEWolf





CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
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