Chemin de Fer Touristique du Rhin
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The V22 or Schtroumpf
The V22 at depot of the CFTR in 2005. (Picture Sébastien Kieffer)
General characteristics of the locomotive:
The V22 is a switcher with 2 axles and spoke wheels, a in line 6 cylinder water cooled diesel engine and an hydraulic power transfer from the Voith company. From the torque converter to the wheels, the movement is transferred by a transverse drive and connecting rods. This machine has been acquired from the former Deutsche Reichsbahn (State Railways from East Germany) and repatriate in 1992, 20 years after its delivery but with only 1000 hours of service!
That's to say: no problem for the mechanical part! Only painting was necessary. Its original colour (red) belongs to the past.
adhesive weight (24t) is sufficient but it is quite difficult to run
Life at the CFTR:
The V22 is used to pull the train from the depot to the station alternating with the Baldwin. The diesel engine is as powerful as the one of the Decauville but the V22 can better use it: its maximum safe speed is 35km/h instead of 15km/h for the Decauville. Running alone, the V22 could reach 45km/h but in any case, the maximum allowed speed on the line is 30km/h.
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