Basically class 699 was built with hauled tender carriages.
Even today such original constructions are existing still.
Also here at the wood quarter loco 699.02 with separate tender
was in operation for several years. For geographical orientation
click on the map symbol left!
was reconstructed to a version with directly attached tender
compartment. When doing that, the loco number was changed
into 699.103. During this reconstruction also the water reservoirs
were extended until the front door.
the engine is owned by the company OeGEG, they are owner and
operator of many historical vehicles. Due to the complete
refurbishment maintenance which was executed in 2000 at a
Romanian locomotive facility, the technical status of the
small steamer is fine today.
told, that this engine will remain at Gmuend until the regular
engine 399.03 will be back from general maintenance. This
will probably be in spring 2006. Nevertheless I find, that
699's flat cabin roof makes her looking like toy in front