Steam locomotive KLADNO

A half-tender steam locomotive KLADNO was manufactured by the engineering works of Vienna-Raab railway in 1855 under the serial number 295. It was supplied to the company of Bustehradska railway (BEB/BD) and included into the category I under the number 103. The locomotive was used mainly for transport of coal on the basic railway of the company from Kladno to Kralupy nad Vltavou since beginning of traffic in 1856. Technical specification: axle arrangement C2', duplex steam engine with external flat slide valves on cylinders and valve gear Gooch, third wheel set driven, hand screw brake on both tender axles. Very interesting is particularly the design of travel according to the system of Wilhelm Engerth in which the tender bears a part of the locomotive boiler weight. Three similar half-tender locomotives have only been preserved all round the world, KLADNO being the oldest of them.