Saturday, November 21, 2015

DSB E class 4-6-2

This superheated compound 'Pacific' type was originally Swedish and 11 were built by Nydquist & Holm (NOHAB) between 1914 and 1916.  During the 1930s the locomotives became superfluous due to electrification of the main lines, and in 1937 were sold to DSB where they became Class E. DSB was so impressed with the performance of the E class that starting in 1942, a further 25 locos were built by Frichs of Aarhus. The E class remained in service into the early 1970s. This example was photographed in Copenhagen in 1970.

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