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23 058 back in Switzerland

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23 058 reached the Swiss frontier station of Basel on 28 February 2013. The locomotive is now based at the Sissach shed of the Modern Steam am Hauenstein GmbH. The very unpleasant adventure in Holland is now terminated, at long last.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2013 08:08

Vortrag über Dampfspeichertechnik am Umwelt- und Energieapéro in Winterthur

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Am Dienstag, den 5. März 2013 hielt Dipl.Ing. Roger Waller einen Vortrag über die Dampfspeichertechnik und deren Perspektiven im Transportsektor. Details siehe Anhang. Die Vorträge des Umwelt- und Energieapéros finden Sie unter folgendem Link:


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 17:25

Presentation of DLM's Fireless Locomotives at Schaffhausen

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Friday, September 7 saw intensive shunting operation by the fireless locomotives of DLM at Schaffhausen's SBB station. The demonstration for interested customers included re-charging of steam at the nearby brewery. For logistic reasons, DLMs own steam fleet was being shunted around instead of the usual goods waggons.

Speicherlok FLC 03 160

Fireless locomotive FLC 03 160 hurries to the steam charging station of the Falken brewery. Photo: Erik Schneider

Dampf tanken in der Brauerei Falken

The flexible steam pipe connects the vessel of the locomotive to the stationary boiler of the brewery. After opening the valves, steam flows from the boiler to the locomotive until equal pressure is reached; a very simple and efficient method of energy transfer. Photo: Erik Schneider

FLC 03 160 und 147 (mit Solarzellen!)

Fireless locomotive FLC 03 160 shunts sister locomotive FLC 03 147. Please note the solar panels on the roof of the latter, replacing the steam turbogenerator. Photo: Erik Schneider

FLC 03 160 rangiert 52 8055

One can hardly think of a traction that is more environmentally friendly: The emmissionfree fireless locomotive FLC 03 160 silently shunts the modern, light oil-fired 52 8055 out of Schaffhausen shed. Photo: Erik Schneider

FLC 03 147 und 160

A view we will soon get used to again: fireless locomotives doing daily routine shunting! Certainly the design will be somehow more modern for new fireless locomotives, but this technology has so many convincing advantages regarding economy and ecology that it will be a matter of time until diesel locomotives will be replaced on most shunting duties, where they are inefficiently spending 75% of the time idling! Photo: Erik Schneider

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 18:51

Open Days at the Winterthur Steam Centre on July 14 and 15, 2012

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VDW and DLM successfully organized the first steam event at the steam centre in Winterthur. Round trips with the modern 52 8055, a working steam power plant producing electricity for illumination of the steam kitchen and restaurant, round trips with a steam roller, a 5" steam railway and a miniature steam traction engine were among the outdoor attractions. Indoor, 70 steam engines weighing some 500 tons could be seen. As had been written in previous news reports, this collection was from the former Vaporama and had been transported from Thun to Winterthur by DLM who also assembled most of the larger engines.

The steam centre Winterthur is an ambitious project aiming to establish an open factory presenting steam activities in all forms: building new engines and locomotives, restoring and operating them. Operating engines will do useful work like producing heat and power, not just idling. The next opportunity to see the collection will be on November 17, 2012. Foto: Stephan Amacker


Foto: Roger Waller


Foto: Roger Waller


Foto: Roger Waller


Foto: Roger Waller


Foto: Roger Waller

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 18:52


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An article on the "Einstein" show of the Swiss Television, dated 21 June 2012.

Einstein Beitrag



Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:27

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