Steam railcar M 124.001
Production year: 1903
Manufacturer: Ringhofferovy závody, Praha
Type of vehicle: A1
Only two steam locomotives of this series were produced in 1903 in the Ringhoffer Wagon Works in Prague’s Smíchov district. The boilers were produced by Viennese company Komarek Maschinenfabrik.
Gauge pressure in the boiler was 13 bar, maximum speed 50 km/h. The railcars were originally intended for the company Czech Northern Railway and were to be operated on the line Česká Lípa - Kamenický Šenov. Due to the steep terrain on this line and difficulties in test operation, however, the railcars were purchased by state railways kkStB. They served the Nusle - Modřany, the Libochovice - Louny and in particular the Opočno – Dobruška line, where both completed their services in the 1940s. In 1949, railcar M 124.001 was given to the Technical Museum in Prague, where it was subsequently exhibited. After nearly sixty years there it was again put into to operation. At present it is the oldest operational vehicle with steam traction in the Lužná museum’s collection.
|Vehicle type:||steam railcar|
|Manufacturer:||Ringhoffer Wagon Works, Prague|
|Maximum speed:||50 km/h|
|Indicated output:||36,8 kW|
|Service weight:||23,8 t|
|Number of seats:||32|