The original locomotive was manufactured in 1917 at the Breitfeld & Daněk plant in Slaný. During its reconstruction in 1936, it was upgraded from a compound two-cylinder wet-steam locomotive to twin-cylinder superheated-steam. The distinctive features of “Čtyřkolák” are the smoke box, which extends in front of the carrier axle, and the pipes that are bent obliquely backwards towards the cab and down to the walkway.
We also have to mention two more gentlemen who helped Čtyřkolák get on the track. The first is Karl Gölsdorf, who was the chief designer at the Austrian state railway and replaced the twin-cylinder steam engine with a compound steam engine via so-called split expansion. The second is Wilhelm Schmidt, who invented the steam superheater and thus increased the efficiency of steam locomotives by up to 30%. And hundreds of other, ordinary people with a love of railways.
It is incredible how much this locomotive has seen from the tracks over its existence, which is still ongoing. How many people has this machine outlive and will outlive. Theoretically, it could have carried my great-grandmother, my grandmother, my mother, me and my daughter.
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Material: 65% polyester +35% cotton or 50% polyester +50% cotton.
Knit: smooth knit, combed inside
Weight: 280 g/m2
Colour: dark blue
Front side: Locomotive print
Upper side of the left sleeve: Small Locomotif logo print