Pictures of MÁV Class 324 steamer


MÁV Class 324 loco minipic The 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.

MÁV Class 324 loco minipic Another 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.

MÁV Class 324 loco rods minipic 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.

MÁV Class 324 (Croatian Class 22) loco minipic 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.

MÁV Class 324 loco minipic 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 in Istvántelke.

MÁV Class 324 loco minipic 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 in Istvántelke.

Brotan boiler of the Class 324 minipic 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.

Brotan boiler of the Class 324 minipic 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.

Brotan boiler of the Class 324 minipic The bottom part of the Brotan firebox. You can observe the Brotan garland that connects the sidewall water tubes.

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