Harzer Schmalspurbahnen

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CSR announced today that it has been retained to assist the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen, GmbH (HSB), known as the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways in English, to re-engineer the front-end of a 1918-built steam locomotive, including the addition of a moden, "Lempor" exhaust system. The test locomotive, shown above, is an 0-4-4-0T Mallet-type steam engine that is in need of a replacement smokestack. Management at HSB saw the impending replacement as an opportunity to improve operational efficiency and safety.

Images of testing performed on the locomotive and an account of the on-site visit of our Technical Advisor Wolf Fengler, MSME, can be found on our site at csrail.org/HSB