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Engine 601

 
 
Engine 601 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
1. Engine 601 Marker
Inscription.
Máquina 601
Esta locomotora fue construida en.1910 en Alemania por las compañías Orenstein & Koppel y Arthur Koppel. A.G., y es una de las cinco que de su tipo existen en México. Fue adquirida por la Secretaría de Guerra y Marina de México en octubre del mismo año. En 1917 fue puesta en servicio por la empresa Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México y funcionó por combustión de aceite con un tanque adecuado para el uso de ese combustible. En imágenes fotográficas fechadas en 1949 aparece la locomotora con modificaciones en su chimenea y en la caja para leña. Se encuentra ubicada en el almacén de concentración de los talleres de Nonoalco en el Distrito Federal. Posteriormente, durante muchos años permaneció sobre un pedestal cercano a la estación de pasajeros de Buenavista en la ciudad de México como un monumento a la era del vapor u símbolo de ésta, hasta que el 25 de junio de 1999 fue trasladada a este museo, con el fin de preservarla y que formara parte de la colección más importante del patrimonio ferroviario de nuestro país.

Constructor: Orenstein & Koppel, Drewitz, Berlín, Alemania, 1910.
Clase FNM. A-1,
Tipo: 0-4-2T (o rueda de carretilla, 4 ruedas motrices y 2 ruedas de
arrastre, con tanque de agua incluido).

Este tipo de locomotoras pequeñas se utilizó para trabajos de patio ligeros,
Engine 601 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
2. Engine 601 and Marker
en empresas y usos agrícolas y en talleres para mover equipo en reparación.

Vía: ancha de 1.435 m.
Movimiento de válvulas: Walschaert
Fuerza de tracción al 85% de la presión 5274 libras.
Ferrocarriles en los que sirvió: Secretaría de Guerra y Marina de México
(1910 - 1917) y Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México. (1917-1949 ca )
Peso: 22 ton.
Longitud: 7.74 m.
Ancho: 2.63 m.
Altura: 3.30 m.
Diámetro de ruedas motrices: 32 1/2" (0.826 m)
Cilindros: 11" 7/8 x 15" 5/8, equivalentes a 0.30 x 0.40 m

English translation:
Engine 601
This locomotive was built in 1910 in Germany by the Orenstein & Koppel and Arthur Koppel, A.G. companies. It is one of the five of its kind that still exists in Mexico. It was acquired by the Secretary of War and Navy of Mexico in October of the same year. In 1917 it was commissioned by the National Railroads of Mexico (Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México) and operated by oil combustion with a tank suitable for the use of that fuel. In photographic images dated 1949 the locomotive appears with modifications in its chimney and a box for firewood. In the photo it was located in the Nonoalco workshop warehouse in the Federal District. Later, for many years it was placed on a pedestal near the Buenavista passenger station in Mexico City as a monument to the steam age or
Engine 601 before being moved in 1999 from the Buenavista Train Station in Mexico City image. Click for full size.
3. Engine 601 before being moved in 1999 from the Buenavista Train Station in Mexico City
A portion of the station can be seen in the photo's background. (Courtesy Mediateca INAH).
as a symbol of it, until June 25, 1999 when it was transferred to this museum, with the purpose of preserving it and having it as a part of the most important collection of railway heritage in our country.

Builder: Orenstein & Koppel, Drewitz, Berlin, Germany, 1910.
FNM class. A-1,
Type: 0-4-2T (0 trolley wheels, 4 drive wheels and 2 drag wheels, with water tank included).

This type of small locomotive was used for light yard work, in business and agricultural uses and in workshops to move equipment under repair.

Track width: 1.435 m
Movement of valves: Walschaert
Pulling force at 85% pressure - 5274 lbs.
Railroads in which it served: Secretary of War and Navy of Mexico (1910 - 1917) and Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (ca. 1917-1949)
Weight: 22 tons
Length: 7.74 m
Width: 2.63 m
Height: 3.30 m
Diameter of driving wheels: 32 1/2"(0.826 m)
Cylinders: 11" 7/8 x 15" 5/8, equivalent to 0.30 x 0.40 m
 
Location. 19° 3.197′ N, 98° 12.241′ W. Marker is in Puebla, Puebla, in Municipality of Puebla. Marker can be reached from Calle 11 Norte just south of Avenida 14 Poniente, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Mexican National Railroad Museum, some few steps directly after the entrance and near Engine 601. Marker is in this post office area: Puebla 72090, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steam Locomotive NM-601 (a few steps from this marker); A National Railroad Network (a few steps from this marker); Nationalization of the Railroads of Mexico - 1937 (a few steps from this marker); The Hero of Nacozari (a few steps from this marker); Railroads in the Mexican Revolution (a few steps from this marker); National Railroads of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railway Stations of Puebla (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Engines (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Puebla.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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