VR Class Vr1

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VR Class Vr1
Veturi vr1 Salo.jpg
Vr Class Vr1 0-6-0T steam locomotive no. 656 "Kana" ("Hen") on a turntable outside Salo Art Museum in Salo
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderTampella and Hanomag
Build date1913–1927
Total produced43
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-6-0T
Gauge1,524 mm (5 ft)
Length9.145 m (30 ft 0 in)
Loco weight448 tonnes (441 long tons; 494 short tons)
Fuel typeCoal or firewood
Fuel capacity2T, 4 m3 (140 cu ft)
Water cap4.5 m3 (160 cu ft)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
1.44 m2 (15.5 sq ft)
Heating surface52.9 m2 (569 sq ft)
Performance figures
Maximum speed25 km/h (16 mph)
Career
Numbers530–544, 656–670, 787–799
Nicknames“Kana” / "Hen"
First run1913
Withdrawn1974
Disposition656 Salo, Finland, 659 Vammala, 660 Haapamäki, 661 Nummi-Pusula, 663 Brüggen, Germany, 665 Pieksämäki, 666 Haapamäki, 667 Kotka, 669 Finnish Railway Museum, 670 Imatra, 787 Pasila, 788 Haapamäki, 789 Haapamäki, 792,794 Acton, Suffolk, England; 795 Båtvik, 798, 799 Sellindge, Kent, England

Before 1942 VR Class Vr1s originally had the class name was L1.[1] The Vr1 was a powerful and effective locomotive. Part of them were built by Tampella and part by Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG of Germany,[2] they were numbered 530–544, 656–670, 787–799[3] and were nicknamed “Kana” ("Hen").[4] They were operation from 1913-1974.[5]

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  1. ^ http://www.srhs.fi/index4.htm
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2012-01-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.srhs.fi/index4.htm
  4. ^ http://www.srhs.fi/index4.htm
  5. ^ Katajisto, Juhani. (1985). Eilispäivän kulkuneuvoja.. Hämeenlinna:Tietoteos. ISBN 951-9035-79-6

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