Chemin de Fer Touristique du Rhin
|Running steam||030TB EMG||020 Henschel||020 Cockerill||020 Fives|
|In Restoration||SACM||020 Cockerill||GE4036||GE4032||Deutz Suisse||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)
Further technical information: