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VR B1 Class steam locomotive #9 - Finnish Railway Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NH82
N 60° 37.531 E 024° 50.923
35V E 382293 N 6723002
Quick Description: This is the oldest locomotive surviving in Finland. It was constructed in 1868 by Beyer, Peacock and Company in Manchester, UK, served until 1920s and is now preserved at the Finnish Railway Museum in Hyvinkää.
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 2/2/2019 11:27:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM100FQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Finnish Steam Locomotive Class B1 is an 0-4-2 saddle tank locomotive, built by Beyer, Peacock and Company, at their Gorton Foundry, Manchester, England. Nine were constructed between 1868 and 1890; they were designed for use as shunting locomotives.

Number 9 is Finland's oldest preserved locomotive and is preserved at the Finnish Railway Museum. The B1 was nicknamed “Ram”. They were numbered 9–10, 53–56, 150–151. B1 locomotives were withdrawn in the 1920s. The last was withdrawn in 1928.


Whyte 0-4-2ST
UIC B1 n2t
Gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Loco weight 26.4 tonnes (26.0 long tons; 29.1 short tons)
Water cap 2,900 litres (640 imp gal; 770 US gal)
Firegrate area 0.95 m2 (10.2 sq ft)
Heating surface 62.7 m2 (675 sq ft)
Maximum speed 60 km/h (37 mph)

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A verification of visit question for visitors who choose to visit without providing proof photos: there is an information table attached to the locomotive. Please email me the second year mentioned in the table located on the left side of the builder's plate 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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