The machines in repair

The work to realize on the locomotives that are meant to be operated is quite different than the work on static machines. The corrosion impacts them not in the same way. The parts that have to be changed are the rather the wearing parts (brake shoes, bearing,  roller bearing, segments, filters, seals...)

Major works of sheet metal works, reinforcement of parts, windows, painting are done once for all at the beginning, when the locomotive arrives to the association. But these works never stops, especially on machines exposed to weathering.

In this part, you can discover the locomotives which are at the moment not operated because they have to be general overhauled or restored.

A very interesting acquisition made in 2014 from the Cercle d'Études Ferroviaires Nord is this locomotive with 600HP, equiped with 3 axles powered through side rods. The prime mover is a MGO engine, the power transmission is hydraulic, from the german VOITH Company and the OEM is the SACM in Mulhouse. Very few SACM machines have been preserved so the CFTR can be proud to host one of them in its own region.

 The second Cockerill which is preserved by the association has also been acquired by a volunteer at the CEF Nord in 2014. This one is a bit brighter and heavier than the precedent (Type 4 instead of type 3). About everything has to be restored, a lot of work...

 Also an interesting piece of America acquired by the webmaster in 2014 and equiped with 2 french Baudouin Engines developping 250HP each: a General Electric 70tons.

The brother of the above 4036, the 4032, which has been bought to the CFTPV by our association, originally to save parts for the 4036 but very soon it appeared that the whole locomotive can be fully repaired. The works are now on-going and possibly at the end of 2022 the locomotive could be up and running!

This Baldwin locomotive (62073) has been acquired in 2019 together with the GE4032. The seller was the CFTPV. Because of the COVID19 crisis, its transport could only be organized in 2020 and the machine reached our depot using the road, not the railroad. In the beginning of the 2000's, It was fully restaurated and was in running order until at least 2003. But from this time on it has been damaged as it was stored in a tunnel in the suburb of  Pontarlier, not far from a gypsy camp. A lot of parts are missing or are largely damaged and the restauration work to be done is huge. The webmaster works on it on a very regular base.

The 020 Decauville is a machine which is hosted at the depot since more than 20 years. The boiler is damaged and preservation as an historic monument (like the 030TB) could be theoretically requested but in practice, it has never been done...

All these machines are not yet operable but the volunteers are working hard on them! The best way to make sure the work is progressing is to come to us and to establish it by yourself!

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