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avatar GrandPixelMan
Level 37 : Artisan Engineer
Hey everyone,

Today I show you my latest project: The Swedish SJ Littera B.


SJ Littera B

The B class of the Swedish State Railways (SJ) was a type of steam locomotive for mixed traffic, introduced in 1909. 96 locomotives were built for SJ by between 1909 and 1919. The 4-6-0 B class was part of the development of modern superheatedlocomotives that had begun with the A class in 1906. Intended for fast freight trains and heavy stopping passenger trains, they proved to be highly useful in all types of traffic, and remained in use until the end of steam operations in Sweden.

Eleven B class locomotives were sold to private railways during the 1930s, but all but one returned to SJ after the railway companies had been nationalized in the 1940s. One of the private operators, Stockholm–Västerås–Bergslagens Järnväg, had three more locomotives of the same type built, the last one in 1944. Most B class locomotives were eventually rebuilt with fully enclosed cabs, and some were equipped for oil-firing after the Second World War.

When the locomotives became unnecessary in the daily traffic they were placed in the strategic reserve. Some locomotives from the reserve were reactivated during the winter of 1965–1966 due to a temporary shortage of electric locomotives. Most survived into the 1990s, and several have been preserved by the Swedish Railway Museum and preservation societies in Sweden, while sales to heritage railways abroad failed to reach the expected numbers.

Please don't copy this in any form or way and call it your own.

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WOW. love the detail. if you were flying down a track towards a creeper then... he would become one, with the ground xD
  • Ozorian
  • Level 22
  • Expert Toast
  • October 15, 2018, 2:08 am
This is great, you're putting more and more effort in every new project :) This particular engine is one of the first ones i saw with my own eyes as a toddler, so really quite one of my favourites :D
Thanks! I noticed it too :D I have no idea about what the first locomotive is I've seen, I should ask my dad :P But yeah it's a very beautiful locomotive, and I think it's the most beautiful non-Dutch locomotive we have in NL.
  • Ozorian
  • Level 22
  • Expert Toast
  • October 17, 2018, 11:03 am
i might agree on that indeed. These engines look almost as they were built for cosmetic purpose only haha.
though, the industrial looks of the german series are badass.
  • GregVdD
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Engineer
  • October 14, 2018, 9:38 pm
Doesnt this one drive on the “Miljoenenlijn”
btw great work
Yes, this particular one is the 1220 of the ZLSM, It's similar to the 1336 that's in Sweden. It's sad though that both the Littera B's they have are out of service and need an overhaul. I think it's a very beautiful locomotive.
  • Ozorian
  • Level 22
  • Expert Toast
  • October 15, 2018, 2:05 am
it does indeed :)

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