The Saxon Class III were early, four-coupled, tender locomotives operated by the Royal Saxon State Railways for express services. The Deutsche Reichsbahn grouped these engines in 1925 into their DRG Class 34.76.

Saxon III
DRG Class 34.76
Type and origin
Build date1871–1873
Total produced87
Leading dia.1,035 mm (3 ft 4+34 in)
Driver dia.1,560 mm (5 ft 1+38 in)
 • Over beams13,035 mm (42 ft 9+14 in)
Adhesive weight25.76 tonnes (25.35 long tons; 28.40 short tons)
Service weight37.17 tonnes (36.58 long tons; 40.97 short tons)
Boiler pressure8 kg/cm2 (780 kPa; 110 psi)
Heating surface:
 • Firebox
1.60 m2 (17.2 sq ft)
 • Evaporative91.93 m2 (989.5 sq ft)
Cylinder size406 mm (16 in)
Piston stroke560 mm (22+116 in)
Performance figures
Maximum speed70 km/h (43 mph)
  • KSäStE (new): 201–266 (SM), 276–273 (ME)
  • KSäStE (1916): 243–280 (SM), 281–284 (ME)
  • DRG: 34 7611


The Saxon III was built in 1871 and 1872 by the Hartmann (66 examples) and the Maschinenfabrik Esslingen (21 examples). Fourteen of the Esslingen engines were subsequently given a Nowotny-Klien bogie instead of the original fixed leading wheels and were then reclassified as the IIIb.

The Reichsbahn only took over one of the unmodified engines - no. 274 BRÜNN and number her as locomotive 34 7611.

See alsoEdit


  • Spielhoff, Lothar (1990). Länderbahn-Dampf-Lokomotiven. Band 1: Preußen, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Sachsen und Elsaß-Lothringen (in German). Stuttgart: Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung. ISBN 3-440-06145-0.[page needed]
  • Weisbrod, Manfred; Müller, Hans; Petznik, Wolfgang (1976). Dampflokomotiven deutscher Eisenbahnen, Baureihe 01–39 (EFA 1.1) (in German) (3rd ed.). Düsseldorf: Alba Buchverlag. pp. 193–194. ISBN 3-87094-081-6.