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LKM Babelsberg V 10 B
Germany | 1958 | 591 produced
Former No. 1 of Ermafa (First Chemnitz machine factory) exhibited in Chemnitz Hilbersdorf
Former No. 1 of Ermafa (First Chemnitz machine factory) exhibited in Chemnitz Hilbersdorf

The diesel-mechanical light locomotive of the type V 10 B was manufactured by the LKM Babelsberg for industrial railways and for export. The designation stood for an output of 100 hp and two axles. It was technically based on the N4, which in turn was very similar to the Kleinlokomotiven of power class 2. However, what was new about the V 10 B and the narrow-gauge version V 10 C was that they no longer had a very low driver's cab. The exported locomotives went to several countries in the Eastern Bloc, as well as to friendly countries. The V 15, also built for the Reichsbahn from 1958, was based on the V 10 B, but was more powerful and had hydraulic power transmission.

ManufacturerLKM Babelsberg
Axle configB 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length22 ft 10 in
Wheelbase8 ft 2 7/16 in
Fixed wheelbase8 ft 2 7/16 in
Service weight39,683 lbs
Adhesive weight39,683 lbs
Axle load13,228 lbs
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed19 mph
Engine6 KVD 14.5 SRL
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Fuel58 us gal (diesel)
Engine output101 hp (75 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
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last changed: 08/2023

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