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VR C5 Class steam locomotive #110 - Finnish Railway Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NH82
N 60° 37.538 E 024° 50.935
35V E 382304 N 6723015
Quick Description: This is one of the oldest surviving locomotives in Finland. It was constructed in 1882 in Germany, served until 1930 and is now preserved at the Finnish Railway Museum in Hyvinkää.
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 2/2/2019 11:09:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM100FM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Finnish Steam Locomotive Class C5 were ordered in 1880 by the Finnish State Railways from the German Hanomag factory for the Tampere-Vaasa railway line. The locomotives were completed between 1881 – 1882 and received the Class designation C5. The C5 locomotives had inside cylinders, as in other C-series locomotives. Originally it was planned that the locomotives be used for both freight and passenger duties. But passenger locomotives were considered unnecessary, because at that time the maximum speed of trains on the Tampere and Vaasa railway line was only 26.7 kilometers per hour. C5 locomotives soon proved to be insufficiently powerful for the gradients of the Tampere and Vaasa railway line. C5 locomotives were moved to the flatter Seinäjoki-Oulu line, where they performed satisfactorily.

By the 1900s the C5 locomotives were transferred to shunting duties in the marshalling yards of various towns and cities around Finland. They were agile and therefore suitable for shunting duties. Because of the agility of the C5 locomotive it was nicknamed "Bliksti" or a “glimpse”. Today the Finnish Railway Museum has a class C5 on display.


Whyte 0-6-0
Gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Length 11.7 m
Loco weight 33 tonnes
Fuel capacity Coal: 4.5 m3; Wood: 4.6 m3
Water cap 4.4 m3
Firegrate area 1.02 m2
Heating surface 55.9 m2
Maximum speed 60 km/h (37 mph)

(source: (visit link) )

A verification of visit question for visitors who choose to visit without providing proof photos: there is an information table attached to the firebox in front of the cab. Please email me the first year mentioned in the table using the link in my profile and do not post any photos in the gallery which show that information table.
Locomotive Type: (required): Steam

Do you need to pay an entrance fee to view this locomotive? (required): Yes

If a fee is required what is the approximate cost for admittance? (optional):
Adults 9 EUR, children (7-17 yrs) 4 EUR, free admittance for younger children. Discounted admission price for students, old age pensioners and unemployed (proof of the status required) 6 EUR and families 18 EUR (prices checked on February 2nd, 2019 - up-to-date information: ).

How accessible is this locomotive display? (Required): Only touching is allowed.

If "other" what is the engine type? (optional): Not listed

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