Reconditioning 98 727: Visit to Pila

In 2009, the railroad expert and the workshop manager visit the Pila plant to inspect the progress of work on the running gear. As can be seen in the pictures, the running gear has already been painted: Bottom left, the front buffer plank. In the middle the rear buffer beam. And on the right, the coupling of the front bogie of the Mallet undercarriage.

During the visit, the chassis was also measured:

Since the engineer does not always have every detail of the locomotive in his head, he also has to look up the original plans of the Susi from time to time. They are virtually the “DNA” of the locomotive. It is fascinating to see the accuracy with which these drawings (some of which are dated 1899) were drawn. Without any computer at all!

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