Cermal Valley Railway 0-4-0T No. U29.101 'Krutwig'
Kosice, Slovakia
Location: Cermal Valley Railway
Status: Operational
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Photo Copyright © Kolínská Lokomotivní
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Posted: Jul 3, 2020 @ 09:07:50 by Steve Frost
ILFORD informs me that the donor locos were:

CKD 4023 of 1958 - the 'wreck' from Middle Bohemia mentioned in the Kolínská Lokomotivní webpage, and HBDS 373 - the loco that was plinthed at Púchov.

Both are shown in the photos on the Kolínská Lokomotivní web page. Click on the link to see the full story. Steve Frost, European Editor


Posted: Jul 2, 2020 @ 09:07:45 by Steve Frost
Dale W Fickés came across this little mongrel ina recent magazine.

He wrote: 'The information given by Andrew Thompson was, I found, somewhat vague prompting me to investigate further. Under the number U29.101, no information was found nor was any building reference other than CKD and 1957, both of which also proved negative.

With further delving I found that this engine is in fact a composite of two previous industrial locomotives, parts of which were probably originally built by both Skoda and CKD in Plzen, Czech Republic. Although previous identities are not given (and probably not known in the fulness of time) many details and photographs do appear on the website of the recent restorer/construction, Kolínská Lokomotivní.

I can find no reference during its construction/re-construction but it should be noted that the eventual locomotive was changed from 900mm to 1000mm. The Type is BS80, No. 900 referring to the gauge. I would suggest that No. U29.101 is a recent fictional running number.'

I have added the loco to the database but cannot find the likely candidates as the source locos for the rebuild. One seems to have been 200.373 which had been plinthed at Púchov station which has recently been rebuilt. Perhaps this is why the loco became available. This loco was not on the site.