Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik

The Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik (Arnold Jung Locomotive Works) was a locomotive manufacturer, in particular of Feldbahn locomotives, in Kirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Overview of the remaining factory premises
Factory plate on a steam locomotive
Factory plate on Mallet locomotive 99 5902 of the HSB
Factory plate of engine no. 964 for the Hejaz Railway in Mada'in Saleh
Factory plate 'Arnold Jung Locomotivfabrik' from 'Graf Schwerin-Löwitz' No. 1261


The firm was founded on 13 February 1885 as Jung & Staimer OHG by Arnold Jung and Christian Staimer. On 3 September 1885 the first locomotive was delivered. In 1913 the company was renamed Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik GmbH, Jungenthal. In 1976 locomotive production was stopped in favour of other products such as machine tools, transporters, armour plating, cranes and bridgelayers.

Jung built more than 12,000 locomotives. In the 1950s it built 51 DB Class 23 2-6-2 locomotives, including in 1959, number 23 105, the last new steam locomotive supplied to the Deutsche Bundesbahn. Jung also made boilers for other uses such as steam rollers.

By the 1950s Jung was also building diesel locomotives, such as the 42 standard gauge Egyptian Republic Railways 4211 class shunters in 1953–56.[1]

Production ceased on 30 September 1993 and the factory closed, but the firm continues to exist as Jungenthal Systemtechnik GmbH.

Preserved LocomotivesEdit

Built Works
Origin Id Current Location Notes Photograph
1892 129 0-4-0T Reykjavík Harbour Railway Árbær Museum Pionér is in a shed at the museum – rebuilt 1910 and given a new no.: 1591[2]  
1892 130 0-4-0T Reykjavík Harbour Railway Reykjavík Harbour Minør is on a very small section of track in Reykjavík Harbour[2]  
1903 707–716, 804–808 0-6-2T Otavi Mining and Railway Company 1–15 Tsumeb, Namibia South West African Jung, Plinthed  
1906 939 0-4-0 WT A gravel washery at Maeseyck Justine Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway In 1974, purchased by a group of enthusiasts, from a Belgium dealer. Briefly returned to Belgium in 1995 to work on a preserved railway. In 2008 worked all the "Santa Specials" on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway.[3]
1906 964 1-3-1T Hejaz Railway 964 Mada'in Saleh, Saudi Arabia In railroad museum workshop at the entrance of the Mada'in Saleh World Heritage Site
1908 1261 0-6-2 WT Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersche Schmalspurbahn (MPSB) Nr. 5 / Deutschen Reichsbahn (DR) Nr. 99 3353 Graf Schwerin-Löwitz Pont-y-Pant railway station The Brecon Mountain Railway runs from Pant, near Merthyr Tydfil.  
1913 2008 Fiabilandia (Rimini) Used as children attraction, near the park station.
1914 1261 0-6-2 WT Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersche Schmalspurbahn (MPSB) Nr. 5 / Deutschen Reichsbahn (DR) Nr. 99 3353 Graf Schwerin-Löwitz Pont-y-Pant railway station The Brecon Mountain Railway runs from Pant, near Merthyr Tydfil.  
1917 2279 0-4-4-0T Ceper Baru Sugar Mill, Java Tjepper No. 5 Statfold Barn Railway
1926 3534 0-8-2t (D1'h2-t) SHS RU 8 JDŽ 83-052 Šarganska osmica  
1931 3872 0-6-0WT Used in sugar plantations in the Cameroons. No 2, KATIE Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway  
1937 7509 0-4-0T Ginette Marie In storage at Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum Based on the Llanberis Lake Railway from December 1971 to February 1980.[4]
1939 8692 41 303
41 1303-1
Hei Na Ganzlin
Röbel/Müritz Rekolok, only parts of the locomotive remain  
1940 9318 41 360
042 360-8
Dampflok-Tradition Oberhausen Oil-fired  
1941 9322 41 364
042 364-0
Augsburg Railway Park, Augsburg Oil-fired, new-type boiler '61, Museum locomotive
1942 9933 0-4-0T Merrimac (town), Wisconsin Derelict  
1944 10175 2-8-2T (1'D1') Rhein-Sieg Eisenbahn (RSE) 53 Bröl Valley Railway  
1952 11474 2-6-2 (1'C1') 23 019
023 019-3
DDM Museum locomotive
1952 11969 2-6-2 (1'C1') 23 029
023 029-2
Ostalbkreis Aalen trade
school centre, Monument
1955 12081 2-8-2 Hedjaz Jordan Railway 51 Hedjaz Jordan Railway
1959 13113 2-6-2 (1'C1') DB AG 23 105
023 105-0
South German Railway Museum (SEH) Last steam engine delivered to the DB; damaged in the major fire on 17 October 2005, on loan for 10 years to SEH for cosmetic restoration  


There is a 5025 steam machine in the "Museo Ferroviario de Santiago de Chile". This machine served in the railway that existed between the Chilean southern towns "Los Sauces" and "Capitan Pastene" (35 km). This railway was begun to be built in 1904 and in 1978 was abandoned.


  1. ^ Hughes, Hugh (1981). Middle East Railways. Harrow: Continental Railway Circle. ISBN 0-9503469-7-7.
  2. ^ a b Waite, James The International Steam Pages -Icelandic Steam Survivors, (Rob Dickinson)
  3. ^ "Justine". North Gloucestershire Railway.
  4. ^ Baughan, Peter E. (1980). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: North and mid Wales. David & Charles.

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