Overhaul of the electric locomotive no. 19R in Meiningen
After a long career at ARBED, this locomotive went into service in 1993 with the mining train “Minièresbunn”. Since then, it has been used to pull the trains between Rodange and Lasauvage via the main driving gallery. After this long period of service, an overhaul was necessary.
Beforehand, certain preparations were made: drawing up plans, listing the work to be done, how to proceed, etc. In addition, the volunteers from the mine train carried out certain work in their workshop in order to lighten the workload of the “DB-Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GMBH” workshop in Meiningen (Germany). In December, the locomotive was taken to the workshop by truck. In February, the volunteers went to Germany to check the progress of the overhaul.
Work was carried out on the following components: locomotive body, wheel sets, bearings, traction motors, drives, brake linkage, air circuit, air brake, mechanical brake, suspension, shock and traction components.