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Demonstration of Fireless Locomotives creates big Interest

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DLM's newly purchased and partly modernised fireless locomotives were presented to interested possible customers as well as to the press on October 26 and 27. It was convincingly demonstrated how easy and fast the charging of fireless locomotives is. A stationary boiler of the Falken brewery was used.

Various papers were given on the future potential of the hot water storage technology by:

Willy Frank, Swiss Excellence Stiftung
Energiespeicher, wie und wozu

Dr. Michael Spirig, Bundesamt für Energie / Fomenta AG
Abwärme/Heisswasser aus Prozessen: Potential und Umsetzung

Roger Waller, DLM AG
Speichertechnik, Anwendungen und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten

Dr. Frank Tillenkamp, ZHAW Winterthur
Klein-Kraftwerke zur Nutzung von Prozess-Abwärme und Solarenergie

For ease of reversing, a push-pull train with both fireless locomotives was formed. Please note the solar panels on the roofs of the fireless locomotive and the dining car. Picture: Georg Trüb


Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:55

Shunting with Fireless Locomotives saves Cost, Fuel and CO2

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Umweltfreundlich rangieren

Charging steam to a fireless locomotive is easy and quick, but more important, it is much cheaper, as is the maintenance of these very simple and robust engines. Part of the stationary boiler supplying the steam can be seen through the window on the left. Picture: Roger Waller 


Kostengünstigen Dampf statt teuren Diesel tanken

Diesel locomotives spend 75% of their time idling when shunting. Fireless locomotives only use

energy when tractive effort is executed. Picture: Roger Waller

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:54

Successfull steam train trips at the Hauenstein 2010

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The popular steam train trips at the Hauenstein were successful again this year.

The two attached newspaper articles show a summary of the event and give an outlook regarding future trend.


Basler Zeitung vom 06.08.2010

Volksstimme vom 12.08.2010

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 August 2010 13:55

Tagesschau vom 31.07.2010

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Tagesschau vom 31.07.2010

Photos and further information is available under Current Trips


Last Updated on Monday, 02 August 2010 15:55

Steam train trips at Hauenstein 2010

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Regarding the success of the previous steam train trips at Hauenstein, trips are offered again this year. For further information look at current trips

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:21

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