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Rare photographs of the Arnold Jung Locomotive Works, a steam locomotive manufacturer in Germany during 1913-1976

David Goran

Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik (Arnold Jung Locomotive Works) was a steam locomotive manufacturer primarily of Feldbahn (narrow gage) locomotives, in Kirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany during 1913-1976.

Photos: SMU Central University Libraries/Flickr

Very small dieselloco used by brick factories, peat extractors, etc.

Very small dieselloco used by brick factories, peat extractors, etc.

 

Steam locomotive for a private railway

Steam locomotive for a private railway.

 

Standard steam engine of a type which was in use with brick factories, road builders, etc. all over Europe between the twenties and the fifties

Standard steam engine of a type which was in use with brick factories, road builders, etc. all over Europe between the twenties and the fifties.

The firm was founded on 13 February 1885 as Jung & Staimer OHG by Arnold Jung and Christian Staimer. On 3 September 1885 the first locomotive was delivered. In 1913 the company was renamed Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik GmbH, Jungenthal. In 1976 locomotive production was stopped in favour of other products such as machine tools, transporters, armour plating, cranes and bridgelayers.

Standard gauge (1435 mm) diesel fuel locomotive with a 4 gear steel lamella-disk-blade clutch

Standard gauge (1435 mm) diesel fuel locomotive with a 4 gear steel lamella-disk-blade clutch.

 

Special design with top-mounted crane

Special design with top-mounted crane.

 

Small electric loco running on batteries. Not a very common type of engine

Small electric loco running on batteries. Not a very common type of engine.

Jung built more than 12,000 locomotives. In the 1950s it built 51 DB Class 23 2-6-2 locomotives, including in 1959, number 23 105, the last new steam locomotive supplied to the Deutsche Bundesbahn. Jung also made boilers for other uses such as steam rollers.

Small dieselloco for road builders etc.

Small dieselloco for road builders etc.

 

80 hp steam locomotive for special purposes on foreign sugar plantations

80 hp steam locomotive for special purposes on foreign sugar plantations.

 

Four cylinder compound rack and adhesion locomotive

Four cylinder compound rack and adhesion locomotive.

 

For foreign shipment 520 mm , 1100 mm gauge of the track

For foreign shipment 520 mm , 1100 mm gauge of the track.

By the 1950s Jung was also building diesel locomotives, such as the 42 standard gauge Egyptian Republic Railways 4211 class shunters in 1953–56. Production ceased on 30 September 1993 and the factory closed. It was no longer engaged in the locomotive building, but the firm continues to exist as Jungenthal Systemtechnik GmbH. A part of the premises is now used by other companies.

Electric rail car for luggage and passenger transportation

Electric rail car for luggage and passenger transportation.

 

Electric overhead line locomotive with single axle drive and magnetic track brakes

Electric overhead line locomotive with single axle drive and magnetic track brakes.

 

A steam engine built for the regional KFBE

A steam engine built for the regional KFBE.

 

A preserved steam locomotive

A preserved steam locomotive.

There is a 5025 steam machine in the “Museo Ferroviario de Santiago de Chile”. This machine served in the railway that existed between the Chilean southern towns “Los Sauces” and “Capitan Pastene” (35 km). This railway was begun to be built in 1904 and it was abandoned 1978.