Another scan of the photograph of locomotive WP 3030/7030, intended for Eastern Railway, being transported from Wiener Lokomotivfabrik. This photograph appeared in a publication that evidently carried some sort of discussion about the Indian locomotives. A rough translation of the fragment of the discussion that is seen here is provided:

"The locomotive had cast transverse stiffeners, but had normal side-frames and normal cylinders. That is, the cylinders were assembled and mounted on a saddle. It was said that the frame was cast steel. No, the frame was not cast steel. These were normal frame plates. Cast steel frames would have been the American principle, the framework including the cylinder in a casting. We would have never been able to work with that."

Erich Ganzger: "After 1955, the production of electric locomotives was halted at Lofag and moved to Graz. It was not until the middle of 1960 that the production of the 1042nd electric locomotive was taken up again."

Friedrich Berger: "With the 'Indian locomotive' the tires of the wheels were still riveted. There were eight rivets on there. At the beginning there were problems, as the rivets later became loose repeatedly in the facings. And the fastening of the wheel discs on the axle shafts was different from the previous production. The wheel discs also had to be secured with wedges on the axle shafts, as is usual with toothed wheels."

Wiener Lokomotivfabrik; scan by Dieter Zoubek and Michael Hirsch, provided to IRFCA by Santulan Mahanta.

Date: 2014-10-12
Owner: Gallery Administrator
Full size: 768x1241