The BDR (Baudet Donon Roussel)

Le BDR au dépot du CFTR

The BDR at the depot in 2001. (Picture Sébastien Kieffer)

General characteristics of the switcher:

Builder: Baudet Donon Roussel
Model/Type: HSMV
Date of delivery: 1956
Road numbers: ?
Diesel power [kW]: 59
Locomotive power [kW]: ?
Maximum starting tractive effort [kN]: ?
Maximum safe speed [km/h]: 17
Weight in working order [t]: 18
Total length [m]: 5,37

General view:


Builder plate:


Short presentation:

This switcher is a kind of Kö but in a french version. Power was also very reduced.

The diesel engine is a in-line 4 cylinder 4 cycle Renault, type 505 with water cooling.

Classically chains are used to transfer power to the axles.

Life at CFTR:

Last owner before salvage: Etablissements Beaumartin (Lyonnet)
Retirement date: 1998
Acquisition date: 1998
Current owner: CFTR
Restauration: 1998
Use at the CFTR: Interne
Retirement by the CFTR: 2006

Despite a considerable restauration work (for example an intense welding of the coupler), an engine change, a complete repainting or the recovery of the builder plate, it has been decided to scrap it because there was not enough place in the depot.

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