Saxon IX V
|Saxon IX V, IX H V |
DRG Class 56.5–6
|Axle arrangement||1’D n2v|
|Length over buffers||17,514 mm (57 ft 5.5 in)|
|Ø Driving wheel||1,260 mm (4 ft 2 in)|
|Ø Leading wheel||1,065 mm (3 ft 5.9 in)|
|Indicated power||1,300 PSi|
|Top speed||50 km/h (31 mph)|
|Boiler overpressure||137.3 N/cm²|
|Cylinder bore||530 mm (21 in) and 770 mm (30 in)|
|Piston stroke||630 mm (25 in)|
|Grate area||3.17 m2 (34.1 sq ft)|
|Evaporative heating area||180.56 m2 (1,943.5 sq ft)|
|Axle load||147.1 kN|
|Adhesive weight||588.4 kN|
|Service weight||706.1 kN|
These steam locomotives were brought into service, after it was clear that the Saxon Class I V (later DRG Class 55) could no longer the demands placed on it. The locomotive had a hollow, Klien-Lindner axle at the back and, initially, a long steam collection pipe above the centre of the boiler which was replaced on later models by two steam domes and a connecting pipe. Twenty machines were delivered by the firm of Hartmann as wet steam engines, a further 30 with a Schmidt smoke tube superheater.
The Deutsche Reichsbahn took over 16 of the first series and gave them the running numbers 56 501–56 516. Of the second batch, 25 were taken on with numbers 56 601–56 625.
The vehicle were coupled with tenders of Saxon classes sä 3 T 9, sä 3 T 12 or sä 3 T 13.
- Royal Saxon State Railways
- List of Saxon locomotives and railbuses