Arne Ehrig KG Transport Historic Locomotive on Faymonville Low Loader for Ulm Railway Friends
The Ulm Railway Friends, Ulmer Eisenbahnfreunde, is a group of passionate members who have set themselves the goal of preserving historical railway material in an operational condition.
Rail vehicles pose very special challenges for those responsible for planning road transport. Specialist transport company Arne Ehrig KG from Schwarzenberg can draw on a wealth of experience in this area and is, therefore, one of the providers of this type of transport in demand for such tasks.
Another historic example of such a transport has recently been carried out on a 2+4 low bed.
This time the load was a locomotive number BR 86 346 in a partially dismantled condition. The last examples of the 86 series were retired from Deutsche Bahn in 1974. The black colossus weighs 60t and had to be transported from Karlsruhe harbour to Ettlingen.
The locomotive began its journey on a 2+4 VarioMAX low loader from Faymonville. The loading bridge used was telescoped by one meter. The Ehrig team also installed 6,000mm long extension beams.
The whole device was ideally designed to pull the 13.86m long locomotive up over a special track ramp and a permanently installed track on the inner vehicle frame after the gooseneck has been uncoupled.
The total weight of the locomotive and trailer is 107 t with a total length of over 30m.
The preparatory work ended when the locomotive reached its destination. Then the Ulm Railway Friends work to restore the locomotive to its former glory could begin.