These engines, built For the Deutsche Reichsbahn from 1943 onwards, were the second heavy locomotive class of this type after the DRG Class 52. They were built for duties on routes that were cleared for a higher axle load, because they were more economical there than the KDL 1 Kriegslokomotiven of Class 52. In principle they were slimmed down 44s. The Class 42 was procured as Kriegslokomotive KDL 3.
total of 859 units had a number of improvements to the driving and running
gear. Originally it was intended to build very large numbers of these engines,
but the end of the Second World War put an end to that. The DB and DR locomotives had operating numbers 42 001–2810
Liliput L131501 BR42, DR, Ep. II Camouflage
- Brand: Liliput
- Product Code: L131501
Tags: HO Scale