The Kö

Le Kö au dépot du CFTR

The Kö at the depot in 2005. (Picture Sébastien Kieffer)

General characteristics of the switcher:

Builder: Jung
Model/Type: 310
Date of delivery: 1935
Road numbers: 310 700-0
Diesel power [kW]: 81 puis 59
Locomotive power [kW]: ?
Maximum starting tractive effort [kN]: ?
Maximum safe speed [km/h]: Short reduction: 16, long:: 22
Weight in working order [t]: 20
Total length [m]: ?
On-board voltage [V]: 24

General view:


Builders plate:


Short presentation:

This switcher is very common either in West or in East Germany.

There are two different designation for it depending on the power transmission type (Kö or Köf). The f in "köf" means "Flüssigkeitsgetriebe", that's to say hydraulic transmission from the company VOITH. In the other case, it is a mechanical transmission.

Like other small switchers, the power is transmitted to the axles with chains. 

Life at the CFTR:

Last owner before salvage: ?
Retirement date: ?
Acquisition date: 1993
Current owner: private
Restauration: 1993
Use at the CFTR: Switching at Sans-soucis (very seldom)
Retirement by the CFTR: -

Pictures (CFTR): 

The Kö is used only once a year. Here at the depot after repainting in 1998. (Picture Sébastien Kieffer)

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Further technical information: 

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