Chemin de Fer Touristique du Rhin
|Running steam||030TB EMG||020 Henschel||Type 3 Cockerill||020 Fives|
|Runnning Diesel||62029||V22||Decauville||Deutz||Y2402||Hispano-Suiza||Moyse||Deutz Suisse||DMC||Breuer||Saviem|
|In Restoration||SACM||62073||Type 4 Cockerill||GE4036||GE4032||Kö||020 Decauville vapeur|
The Kö at the depot in 2005. (Picture Sébastien Kieffer)
General characteristics of the switcher:
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.
other small switchers, the power is transmitted to the axles
Life at the CFTR:
The Kö is used only once a year. Here at the depot after repainting in 1998. (Picture Sébastien Kieffer)
Because of shortage of space, the Kö had to stay outdoors. Only after 2014 when our workshop was extended it was possible to house it. (Picture: Sébastien Kieffer)
The german website deutsche-kleinloks gives further information about this nice machine. (in german)
Further technical information: