Eskişehir Dekovili

Eskisehir decoile
Eskisehir decoile

Eskişehir is now known as the new neighborhood, the name of the name "decovil" once given the name of the military personnel to carry a few km long 600 mm open rail was passing through the neighborhood. Because of this railway or line clearance, in this business, called as decovil, 4 locomotives and 20 wagons were carried with military personnel.


1. 1928 was purchased from German Henschel & Son company in 1918 at the Air Supply and Maintenance Center Command and was used in the transportation of the factory management personnel in the year of 1. 04. It was used as a service for the Main Jet Base Command personnel and was deprecated on 1988 August XNUMX.

Between the Işıklar District and Yeni Mahalle (Dekovil) in front of the Pancar Cooperative building, the second stop of the decovil, which proceeded from the right side of Sivrihisar Street, was the Kel Bahri stop at the end of the Sugar Factory. Here, the descendants walk down a narrow road (Dedelek Street) and cross the wooden bridge over the Badger and reach the Gökmeydan Quarter. After the second stop, at the end of the Sugar Factory, the Decovil passed to the opposite side of the street and after a period of time it reached the facility and entered the facility.

In the 1988, the decommissioned decovil was taken under protection as a historical value, and the 4 locomotive and 20 wagon completed at the HMIBM Command were started to be displayed as an open-air museum in the Lt. Gen. Lütfi Akdemir Social Facilities and used as a wagon-type casino.

In the 1995, the locomotives were converted into diesel-operated operations, and in the morning and special days, ringing services were started to be carried out in the MIBM Command. In the 1998, the morning ring service was terminated and continued to be used on special days until 2003.

In 2000 2 locomotive and 14 wagons were donated to Osmangazi University and used to carry students between faculties for a while.

In 2010, the technical support of the Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality and the work of the personnel of the HİBM Command resulted in the revision of the diesel engine installed in the locomotive in 1995 and the repair of the hydraulic system; locomotives, wagons and rails were painted and maintained and made ready for use.

Later, the locomotives and wagons donated to Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality continue to carry children and visitors on the rails laid inside the Sazova Science and Culture Park.

Locomotive Features
Building Type: BN2T (0 UM 4 UM 0T)
Width: 600 mm
Manufacturer: Henschel & Sohn
Year of production: 1918
Weight: 7.5 t
Length: 5.70 m
Power: 70 PS
Coal Capacity: 0.5 t
Water Capacity: 0.8 m3
Max Speed: 20 km / h
Vapor Pressure: 12 bar
Steering Type: Hevsinger
Brake Type: Brake
Feature: to be illuminated

Source: kentvedemiryolu.com



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