Modern Steam

AN ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ALTERNATIVE TO DIESEL TRACTION

BENEFITS OF MODERN STEAM

One man operation for steam locomotives

Remote-controlled steam engines for ships

Light-oil firing with clean and spark free combustion

High thermal efficiency of engine and boiler

Modular concept

Modern manufacturing allows for exchangeable parts

Latest bearing technology reduces maintenance and protects the environment

Electric preheating device enables unattended heating up of steam boilers

 

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German 2-10-2 tank Locomotive 99 787 to be converted to light Oil-Firing

21 July 2022

The Sächsisch-Oberlausitzer-Eisenbahn Gesellschaft commissioned the DLM to convert its 99 787 steam locomotive from coal to light oil firing. This pilot locomotive for Saxony is being financed with funds for coal structural change. The main reason for this is a possible reduction in CO2 emissions and thus a better eco-balance for the future of the railroad. Furthermore, the light oil firing helps with the increasing dryness in summer.

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INFO 2, April 28, 2022

28 April 2022

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CO2-neutral ship operation

24 February 2022

Today, river and inland waterway shipping uses almost exclusively screw ships with diesel engines. The current discussions on climate change are putting increasing pressure on shipping companies to look for alternative propulsion systems. Replacing the diesel engines, which are produced in large series at low cost, is expensive and complicated. There is no patent solution that solves the CO2 problem with a simple engine change.

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Triebachse mit dem neuen Triebzapfen. Foto Thomas Haller

Neues Triebwerk für die Dampflokomotive 91 134

16 February 2022

Bei einer Sonderfahrt der 91 134 brach der linke Kurbelzapfen. In der Folge wurde das linke Triebwerk stark beschädigt. Mangels Zeichnungen musste die DLM alle linksseitigen Triebwerksteile anhand der intakten rechtsseitigen Teile (re-)konstruieren und herstellen. Triebachse mit dem neuen Triebzapfen.…

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Steam trip with locomotive parade

20 September 2021

On the occasion of our steam trip on 4 September 2021, we organised a small locomotive parade for our passengers in front of the depot in Schaffhausen, which has recently been beautifully restored by the SBB. The light oil fired 52 8055 is framed by two fireless storage locomotives of type FLC 03. The storage locomotives are charged with external steam, generated for example with waste heat, and operate emission-free and quietly.

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DLM News No 1, June 2021

6 July 2021

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20-year anniversary of DLM

28 August 2020

Dampflokomotiv- und Maschinenfabrik DLM AG celebrated its 20th anniversary on 29 August this year. The company history is summarized in the chapter "about us". On the occasion of this anniversary it was planned to travel from Schaffhausen to Chur with our modernized steam locomotive 52 8055 and to change there to a connecting train pulled by the likewise modernized steam locomotive "Heidi". Corona prevented this. Therefore we created a new homepage for the anniversary.

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PROJECT OF THE NEW PADDLE STEAMER FOR THE UPPER RHINE MAKES PROGRESS

7 April 2020

DLM is currently working on the engineering and design of a new remote-controlled two-cylinder compound condensing steam engine and an automatic boiler with a C02-neutral biomass firing system. The contract had been placed by a Swiss society named Pro Dampfer aiming to build an all-new paddle steamer for the upper Rhine between the Swiss town Schaffhausen and the German town Konstanz.

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SS SPIEZ: COMMISSIONING OF THE STEAM BOILER

11 March 2020

The brand new steam boiler of the screw steamer SS SPIEZ has been commissioned at the BLS shipyard in Thun as from March 9 to 11, 2020. By means of its electric preheating device located next to the boiler in the boiler room, the boiler was previously preheated electrically to 8 bar. In the afternoon of March 9 the oil burner has been ignited for the first time, followed by the usual commissioning and test procedures.

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