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Carriage 14 102 Hamburg (ABC4ü-29)

4-axle standard express coach - 1st / 2nd / 3rd class - type 1929

 
 

From 1929 the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft (DRG) developed a riveted all-steel design from the express train carriage of 1923/26. The 3-class, 4-axle carriage 14 102 ‘Hamburg’, belonging to the type ABC4üwe-29, with 3 classes in one carriage.  It is one of 186 built in 1929 in the works at Wismar. Only 2 of the type remain today.  The other example is in the railway museum in Nürnberg. Until 1982 the carriage was in service in Osnabrück, but it was only after 1993 and thanks to support from the Nordrhein-Westfalen Foundation that it could be thoroughly restored. When overhaul of the running gear became due in 2000 we decided to give the whole carriage a thorough overhaul. Both bogies needed a lot of work, and we entrusted this to the Czech works in Pilsen. In addition to the bogies, the bodywork was to be restored.  Wooden seating was to be installed in 3rd class, while 1st and 2nd class were to be newly upholstered.  Numerous drawings had to be prepared for the inner restoration and occasional difficulties arose when translating into Czech. This has led to an extended stay in the works.

Type: ............................. ABC4ü-29

Manufacturer: .............. Waggonfabrik Wismar
Year: ............................. 1929
Lenght over buffers: ... 21.720 mm
Total weight: ................ 47,2 t
Bogie type: .................. Görlitz II
Seats : ........................... 1st-class: 6
  2nd-class: 18
  3rd-class: 40
Maximum speed: ......... 140 km/h

 

 

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