The Breuer

Le DMC au dépot du CFTR (2014)

The Breuer at the station of Volgelsheim in 2013 when the association celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founding. (Picture Sébastien Kieffer)

General characteristics of the switcher:

Builder: Breuerwerke, Frankfurt / Main, West Germany
Model/Type: V (5)
Date of delivery: 1951
Road numbers: N°3034
Diesel power [kW]: 56
Locomotive power [kW]: ?
Maximum starting tractive effort [kN]: ?
Maximum safe speed [km/h]: 25
Weight in working order [t]: 5,8
Total length [m]: 3,36

General view:


Builder plate:


Short presentation:

The switcher Breuer is one of the most untypical machine of our collection. It is equipped with an in-line 6 cylinders diesel engine from the company MWM (Motorenwerke Mannheim, a former Daimler-Department, which got independant until 1985, belong to Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz until 2005, and then to Deutz Power System GmbH until 2007. Since 2008 MWM is independent) and uses a mechanical transmission. The series had 95 issues. It was able of 500 t according to the builder specifications!

Life at CFTR:

Last owner before salvage: Seegmuller
Retirement date: 2000
Acquisition date: 2010
Current owner: CFTR
Restauration: 2010
Use at the CFTR: Interne
Retirement by the CFTR: -

At the moment, this machine has no defined use.

Pictures (CFTR):



External links:

On the following german website in the category Breuer, one can find a short description of these machines.

The next website which is a benchmark in informations concerning locomotive builders in Germany, offers a more detailled description.

More technical informations: 

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