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99 787 Of SOEG nears completion

21 September 2023

SOEG's 99 787 steam locomotive is currently undergoing major overhaul at the Meiningen steam works. DLM supplied the light oil firing system, the new exhaust system and the connections for an electric preheater. The picture shows the production status as of September 21, 2023. Commissioning is expected to begin in mid-October.

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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

DLM News and Information. Please click "More" and then choose PDF - ENGLISH

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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

DLM News and Information. Please click "More" and then choose PDF - ENGLISH

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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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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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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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19 December 2019

The Pop-type boiler safety valves, which were first produced in an improved form for the new rack-and-pinion steam locomotives built in 1992 /96, are also produced for other steam locomotives as required. In the meantime, more than 30 valves are in use in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Now a further series is being produced. Interested parties can join this order and benefit from the resulting lower prices.

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Installation of the new steam engine for SS Spiez

18 September 2019

Hardly arrived at the shipyard, the new steam engine was installed in the engine room of the screw steamer. Photo Roger Waller

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New Steam Engine for Screw Steamer SS Spiez delivered

16 September 2019

On September 16, 2019, the new steam engine was shipped to the BLS shipyard in Thun, where it arrived safely the same day. Shortly before, on September 12, it was again operated with steam for customers, see video clip:

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Oil Firing of Steam Locomotive "Heidi" improved

11 September 2019

When the Na-class steam locomotive 14A of the Australian Puffing Billy Railway had been converted to oil firing, much progress has been made regarding the elimination of the occasional "rumbling" noises. These findings have now been applied to the oill firing of "Heidi". Before this little conversion it was possible but rather tricky to avoid the rambling. The picture taken by Georg Trüb shows the test train on September 11, 2019 between Zernez and Samedan.

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Neues Buch zur Baureihe 52

2 September 2019

Das kürzlich erschienene Buch zur Geschichte der Baureihe 52: enthält auch drei Kapitel von Dipl. Masch.-Ing. ETH Roger Waller zu den 52-ern mit Wellrohrkessel, über den Rollenlagerumbau der auf Fahrwerken der Baureihe 52 basierenden Klimaschneepflügen und der Modernisierung der…

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