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06-07 July 2024: Sommerdampf

small diesel locomotive V 22 B

Builder:VEB Lokomotivbau Karl Marx Babelsberg
Power output:220 PS
State:In working order

Since July 2014 the collection of the Historische Lokschuppen Wittenberge has been enriched by two locomotives of type V 22 B. The two machines came to us from the Zellstoff Stendal GmbH in Arneburg.

The V 22 B was developed by the VEB Lokomotivbau "Karl Marx" (LKM) Babelsberg for light shunting operations in stations and for use on industrial systems and private siding connections. The prototype of the V 22 type was delivered in 1967 and series production started shortly afterwards.

In 1968, the German State Railway took over 80 of the machines, designating them class V 23 (from 01.06.1970: class 102.0) in their motive power stock list. Four of them were allocated to Bw Wittenberge, from where they worked over the lines of the Perleberger Kreisringbahn and elsewhere. Many machines of this type were delivered to industrial concerns in the GDR. These rod-driven diesel locos were also a great success in the export market, winning customers in such countries as Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. To further extend the field of operation or these small machines, a multiple control system was developed in 1968, with which our two locos are also equipped. This system allowed two locos to be controlled from one driving cab, but not many locos were fitted with this technology.

Due to the enormous demand for them, construction of the V 22 B continued long after the official discontinuation of locomotve production in Babelsberg in spring 1970. Not until 1976 did loco construction cease with the V 22 B. Some 670 of the 220 HP rod-driven diesel locos had been produced in the Babelsberg erecting shops. The two new members of the museum collection were two of the last locomotive built by the former LKM.

When hew, the locos were delivered to the VEB Kraftwerksanlagenbau Dresden to work in the planned nuclear power generating plant in Niederg

Dampflokfreunde Salzwedel e.V. Am Bahnhof 6, 19322 Wittenberge