The works locomotive of the Meiningen
steam locomotive works represents a speciality in
different ways on German railways. Commissioned in
1940 as one of more than 3000 railway vehicles of
the production series 50, the locomotive with the
fleet number 50 380 introduced the extensive and greatly
successful reconstruction programme of the former
German State Railways into the GDR in 1957.
the 17th December 1986, number 50 3501-9 came into
the Reichsbahn Repair Depot “Helmut Scholz”
Meiningen where an L7 correction and a reconstruction
was performed on it in order to utilise the works
locomotive for the new construction programme of fireless
steam locomotives (type FLC) and for test drives.
Only for this purpose, the mixing preheater was removed,
a second ejector pump installed and a pipe socket
was arranged at the right inlet for operational heating.
The 50 3501-9 comes into operation for delivery drives,
representative purposes and extra tours of the steam
locomotive club Meiningen. On the occasion of the
steam locomotive days, our steam locomotive works
offers trainings as honorary steam locomotive drivers
whose „practical training“ is carried
out through drives on the works' grounds – of
course on number 50 3501-9.
The locomotive can only be rent including
staff members of the steam locomotive club Meiningen.