Posted: Dec 6, 2018 @ 15:12:08 by Dale W Fickés
This is the last survivor of a class of 32 locomotives, built principally by A Borsig (22) and E. Kessler (6) in Germany with an additional four from J Cockerill in Belgium, between 1904 and 1926. Either originally (or at some time) what became CP No. 248 ran as SSE No. 91 following delivery from A Borsig as No. 5652 in 1905, later assuming the MD number of 61 until 1931, then CP No. 2261 until 1952 when it became, finally, No. 248.
In preservation, the locomotive, mistakenly, bears the Borsig manufacturing plate of No. 5651 (built a year later) but which ended up as CP No. 229. This may be a result of No. 248 going for a 'swim' in the Rio Douro following a landslide during its operational life. The locomotive was recovered from the waters; its original tender remains sunk!
Posted: Nov 29, 2009 @ 05:11:20 by Wolf-R. Ruppert
GAUGE still WRONG
I tried several times to inform you, that the gauge of CFP No. 248 is not 1000mm but 1668mm.
And that the same is valid for the potuguese loco CFP 754.
Why did you not change this in your database???
Meanwhile I was told from an other portugese steamloco fan, that the most portugese narrow gauge locos begin with an E- eg. E-54 or E-169.
And if you are changing your database, here is some more information. The driver diameter of the 248 is 1545mm.