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Left the H0 model of the 310.23 - the model was released by the modelling company Roco in Austria. Even the H0 model shows the very fragile impression of the prototype.

If you scroll down and click on a prototype image, a new browser window will open and present an enlarged view of the selected photograph. You also may step forward and backward in the new window. Watch also the prototype photos on my 310 at FJB page.
Some say, the class 310 is the most eye catching steam engine at all. What do you think?

In 1908 Karl Goelsdorf started constructing the previous series 210. The basic construction was very close to that of the later 310 but worked with lower steam temperature. Even this construction was attributed as to be a “superb” engine by the American Magazine Railway Age. In 1911 the production of the 310 standard engines started up (47 units built). This loco works with higher steam temperature than the 210. After WW1 the plant of Floridsdorf sold 7 additional machines to Prussia (S11) and 3 units to Poland (Pn12). Those 10 final units were signed as 310.300 series.

Even today one may very rarely detect such elegant loco as the 310.23 is one...

... close to Eisenstadt   The 310.23 at the Pannonian lowland close to the town of Eisenstadt. Click the image to enlarge.
 
at Eisenstadt   Departing the Station of Eisenstadt ...
 
late sun   The train between Neusiedl and Bruck/Leitha illuminated by a perfect late afternoon summer light. (up)
 
Baden   Train with 310.23 leaves the station of Baden, located at the Austrian southern line.  
shot from the rail level   Even under cloudy conditions the approach of the 310 is a quite impressive one...
 
Station of Breitenstein  

The 310.23 at the Semmering north ramp at the station of Breitenstein. Fans could watch the historical train from the simultaneously running regular train using the second track. (up)

 
synchroneous run at the Semmering  

About 0,25% ramp incline needs to be overcome...

 
close to Traiskirchen   Here a photo from the “Aspangbahn”. Train between the stations of Moellersdorf and Traiskirchen.
 
shunting   Shunting close to Ebenfurth. The second engine is the (2C2) 78.618 (up)
 
the 310.23 solo   The 310.23 solo in Eisenstadt. Exposing black locos sometimes may be a critical task, because the contrast between bright and dark can be very high.  
stoker   Keeping the fire place clean belongs to the stoker's obligations. This photo perfectly shows the relation between man and traction wheel diameter.
 
Now some historical photographs, taken during the regular operation of the 310 in Austria.
historical photo   This photo shows the locomotive keeping area of the Viennese Western Railroad Terminal. It includes three 310s, one 10 (1C1) at the left side, one 429 right behind the central 310 and a 29 at the right rim. It was taken close to the end of the 2oth of last century. (up)
Photo: Union of Austrian Railfans
- from Schienenverkehr aktuell
 
the 310.20   This next one presents the 310.20 with train running at the Austrian Western Railroad in the early 30th of last century. Photo: Zell/Griebl - from Schienenverkehr aktuell  
twin 310 departure   At about 1938 this train with its eye catching twin loco traction leaves the area of the Viennese Western Railway Terminal Station.
Photo: Zell/Griebl
from “The Locomotives of the Austrian Republic” - Slezak.
 
type drawing   Construction drawing of the 310 basic type. (up)
From “The Locomotives of the Austrian Republic” - Slezak

 
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