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Märklin H0 - 37059 - Steam locomotive with tender - Class K - K.W.St.E.

Märklin H0 - 37059 - Steam locomotive with tender - Class K - K.W.St.E.

Märklin H0 - 37059 - Steam locomotive with tender - Class K - K.W.St.E.
AC - Alternating current/Analogue, Digital - Mint - In original box

Märklin H0 - 37059 - Steam locomotive with Tender, class K of the Königlich Württembergischen Staats-Eisenbahnen (K.W.St.E.)
With original packaging and booklet

Company number: 1801
Inscription: Königlich Württembergische Staatseisenbahnen.

In grey/blue color setting
Black base
Full metal locomotive and tender with plastic construction

Epoch II
Tested for features
No breakage or paint damage
Driver / stoker in closed seal bag to be mounted

See the photos for a nice impression of this very beautiful locomotive
Presentation rail is not part of the sale.

Steam locomotive Württembergse K
The locomotives of the type Württembergse K (DR baureihe 59) are steam locomotives of the Königlich Württembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen (K.W.Sts.E.). 44 units of these locomotives were built by Maschinenfabrik Esslingen, which with their axle layout 1'F were intended for the Geislinger Steige and the Badische Schwarzwaldbahn.

Development and Company
The Württemberg K class locomotives were built between 1917 and 1919 by Maschinenfabrik Esslingen. A total of 44 units were built, the first 15 of which were delivered to the K.W.Sts.E. in the period 1917-1919. In the period 1923-1924 a further 29 units were built and delivered. The locomotives are designed for the steep slopes in Württemberg, especially for freight transport on the Geislinger Steige and the Schwarzwaldbahn. The locomotives proved to have a successful construction, which was very reliable and powerful. They could transport a 1310 ton train on a slope of five per mille at 40 km/h. The Württembergse K proved to be very economical on mountainous routes, in contrast to the flat routes, where they were not economically proven.

After the Württemberg State Railways were merged into the German Reichsbahn, all locomotives at the Deutsche Reichsbahn were included in the locomotive file. They were assigned to the DR as series 59. Due to the disappointing performance, the Deutsche Reichsbahn decided not to place any more orders. The locomotives had an unusual appearance for the time, which earned him the nickname "die schöne Württembergerin".

After the start of the Second World War, most of the locomotives were transferred to the then so-called Ostmark and used on the Semmering railway. From there, some copies went to Yugoslavia and Hungary during the war. The locomotives remained in service with the Deutsche Reichsbahn until 1953, after which they were set aside.

Bet at the ÖBB
After the end of the 2nd World War, 30 copies of the Württembergse K were located in Austria. Most of these were returned to Germany. Two copies went to Russia, 6 to the Hungarian MAV and 4 copies remained in Austria and were placed in service with the ÖBB, where they were reclassified as Reihe 659 and received the company numbers 659.06, 659.23, 659.29 and 659.41. At the ÖBB the locomotives were set aside in 1957.

Lot details
No. of items
Steam locomotive with tender
Railroad company
Catalogue Number
Power supply
AC - Alternating current
Analogue, Digital
In original box
Additional information
Class K
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