HSB 99 5901 and 99 7232-4 at Wernigerode on 19 September 2017. Locomotive 99 5901 was built in 1897, as the first locomotive for the Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn and is the oldest narrow-gauge (1000 mm) steam engine still operating in the Harz region. The Mallet design was particularly suitable for the tight curves (as little as 60 metres radius) on the Harz lines. Taken out of service in 1989 when the rolling stock was converted to air-braking, it was subsequently fitted with air brakes and re-entered service in 1992, being used for special trains rather than regular services.

Location: Wernigerode

Company: Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn

Photographer: Norman Glen

Contact photographer: Norman Glen

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Date: 19/09/2017

Image number: 61458

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