Diesel locomotives

VL 12

The VL12 is a runnerless, three-axle locomotive built by the MaK company under the designation 240 C in the 1950s and 1960s for private and industrial railways. The locomotive was already built by Mak from 1954/55 together with its two-axle sister (240 B).

Our locomotive was delivered in 1958 as VL 12 to the Gelnhäuser Kreisbahnen in Wächtersbach and was later transferred to the Kreiswerke Gelnhausen GmbH, Verkehrsbetrieb Bad Orb and the Bad Orber Kleinbahn. There it shuttled with the B4fyl push-pull train car from Wächtersbach to Bad Orb. In 1997, the train came to our museum.

Technical specifications

MANUFACTURER

Maschinenbau Kiel GmbH, Kiel

YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION

1958

WITHDRAWAL FROM SERVICE

1997

MAX. SPEED

56 km/h

IMPELLET

6-Zylinder Reihenmotor, 36 l Hubraum

POWER

177 kW (240 PS)

WEIGHT

29 t

Axle Arrangement

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AXLE ARRANGEMENT

C

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