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Surviving Steam Trams of the World - Skirt Tanks

This page is one of a series of pages using the research of Don Sibley and Derek Rayner. Click one of the links below for the other pages:

Not quite steam trams but…

Definitely not steam trams but…


The 'Skirt Tank' seems to have been a Dutch concept although almost all existing examples were actually built in Germany. Basically, these are conventional steam locomotives with skirts which covered the motion and which in some cases also had extra water tanks to supplement conventional well tanks.

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Europe

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Netherlands

 

Rotterdamsche Tramweg Maatschappij

50 Henschel 11722/1913 1067 0-6-0 Stichting RTM Ouddorp
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Rotterdamsche Tramweg Maatschappij

54 Orenstein & Koppel 8065/1915 1067 0-6-0 Stichting RTM Ouddorp
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Rotterdamsche Tramweg Maatschappij 56 Orenstein & Koppel 9193/1920 1067 0-6-0 Stichting RTM Ouddorp
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  Rotterdamsche Tramweg Maatschappij 57 Orenstein & Koppel 9194/1920 1067 0-6-0 Stichting RTM Ouddorp
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Limburgse Tramweg Mij. 26 Hanomag 9892/1922 1435 0-4-0 Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
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Originally thought to be 21 (9895/1922) but now known to be 26 and renumbered accordingly. 

Germany

Strassburger Strassenbahn/Mittelbädische Eisenbahn Ges.  46 Grafenstaden 4805/1898 1000 0-4-0 Kleinbahnmuseum Selfkantbahn
Built as a skirt tank.

Asia

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Indonesia

PJKA/PNKA B2207 Hartmann 2453/1898 1067 0-4-2 Cibubur
PJKA/PNKA B2209 Hartmann 2455/1898 1067 0-4-2 Taman Mini Indonesia
PJKA/PNKA B2220 Hartmann 2568/1900 1067 0-4-2 Ambarawa
PJKA/PNKA C1603 Hartmann 2718/1901 1067 0-6-0 Ambarawa
PJKA/PNKA C1704 Hartmann 2773/1902 1067 0-6-0 Ambarawa
PJKA/PNKA C1801 Hartmann 3160/1908 1067 0-6-0 Ambarawa
PJKA/PNKA C2001 Hartmann 2792/1902 1067 0-6-2 Ambarawa
PJKA/PNKA C2301 Hartmann 3164/1908 1067 0-6-0 Lawang Sewu (former NIS HQ) in Semarang

South America

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Surinam

Surinamse Landsspoorweg 'Para' Backer & Rueb (Breda) 300/1915 1000 0-4-0 Onverwacht
Confirmed preserved by Thomas Kautzor (24th September 2014)


Rob Dickinson

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