Our exhibition on heavy-duty vehicles and combined transport was expanded by a tractor of the type MAN 19.632. The vehicle, which was first registered in 1988, was in service with the DB heavy-duty group at the Hanau site and was used, among other things, for nuclear transports. After the heavy load group was dissolved, it went to private companies that also carried out nuclear and heavy transports from the Hanau site. The vehicle was loaned to the Darmstadt-Kranichstein railway museum by Spedition Kübler (www.kuebler-spedition.de ), which specialises in heavy transport and took over the former DB site in Hanau. We would like to thank the management for making the contract possible and the staff on site for their active support and great willingness to help.
After inspection and preliminary discussions, the tractor could be collected in Hanau last Friday and – after being presented to the TÜV in Hanau for the main inspection, exhaust emission test and safety test – transferred to the museum on its own axle.
In the near future, the necessary maintenance and servicing work will be carried out successively. However, the vehicle is already fully operational and can be viewed in operation together with the 3-axle tractor MAN 19.361 on the Bahnwelttage (26.05, 28.05 and 29.05.2022).