Jochann Ketterik (born 1933) was the
appointee to the office of RSR CME, succeeding the early-retiring
at the age of 29. It was left to Ketterik to complete the transition in
RSR motive power policy to compounding, re-introducing Garratt
and pioneering the application of the
six-cylinder compound system. It was Ketterik also who steered steam
through its severest crisis after the failure of his class 564C engines
to meet expectations, his political acumen and well-proven engineering
skill enabling him to retain the confidence the managing board. His
development of the Doherty system has kept the steam locomotive in
on the RSR for, it is to be hoped, many more years to come. In 1985
Ketterik was promoted to General Manager (Traffic) and retired in 1998.
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