D2A 2-Cylinder Goods Locomotive
Designed by Karel Belčamin
Rebuilt in 1908 from class M by RSR Works, Bevice-Akohniçe, Ruhnia
The superheated boilers that Karel Belčamin designed for his 4-4-0s of 1906 and 1907 soon showed themselves to be excellent steam generators and so it was logical that they should be applied to various older classes of locomotive that would be expected to benefit. One such candidate was the Luršimonš class M 0-8-0 of 1871, of which some ten locos were still in service. In the process, the engines received also new cylinders with piston valves, for which the mainframes were cranked inwards ahead of the driving wheels, new valve gear and a leading pony truck. In this form the locos shared the duties of the earlier D5s and the D8 0-8-0s of 1910 and E1 0-10-0s of 1911, the last of the rebuilds finally going to the scrapyard in 1923.
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