Pictures of MÁV Class 324 steamer
MÁV 324,540 on the 1993 Locomotive Show in Budapest. The Class 324
was developed in 1908, built first as compound engine, later as twin with
both Brotan boiler and copper boiler. Later most Brotan boiler examples were
retrofitted with a new, copper firebox boiler. Most people consider the Class
324 as the "most typical Hungarian steamer". The photo was taken on the
locomotive show in 1996 in Budapest.
picture about the MÁV 324,540 on the 1996 Locomotive Show in Budapest.
The water cleaner, a usual equipment on all Hungarian steam locomotives was
already removed in the '50s, when clean water was everywhere available and
the water hardness was handled with chemical methods.
||The rods and valve gear of the 324,540. Quite similar to those of the Class
342, but there are also differences. The photo was taken on the locomotive
show on 7th July 1993 in Budapest. There are visible differences in the
appearence in 1993 and 1996. On this pictute one can see the thin red lining
on the cylinder block and the boiler that disappeared in 1996. The second
version without lining is probably less nice but more authentical: the MÁV
steamers had no lining.
||This is a Croatian (originally Yugoslavian) Class 22 locomotive, the number
22-077, MÁV 324,931 before 1920. You can see, in Yugoslavia they kept
the water cleaner on the boiler top. The photo was taken on the locomotive
show in 1996 in Budapest.
||The 324,799, a Brotan boilered Class 324. You can see the spotting feature of
the Brotan boilers, the conical shape center part of the longboiler. The
picture was made on December 2nd, 2004 in the yard of the Museum Workshop
||The drivetrain and valvegear of the 324,799. You can observe the Friedmann lubricator
mounted on the top of the bridge between the cylinder block and the yoke.
The picture was made on December 2nd, 2004 in the yard of the Museum Workshop
||A Brotan boiler from another Class 324 loco inside the Workshop. This boiler
will be prepared for putting on show in the Locomotive Museum. The picture was made
on December 2nd, 2004 in the hall of the Museum Workshop in Istvántelke.
||The Brotan firebox. You can observe the water tube rows that form the sidewalls
of this type of boiler. They are pressed into holes of the steam reservoir
on the top.
||The bottom part of the Brotan firebox. You can observe the Brotan garland
that connects the sidewall water tubes.
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