This model of locomotive was intended for use in heavy express trains and fast freight trains. With its grandiose appearance – rearward leaning cylinders, wind splitter cab and pointed smokebox – it was a stylish, fast and popular locomotive model. They are two-cylinder locomotives and run on three drive axles. The driving wheels are high to be able to travel at what were considered high speeds at that time.

The B-series of locomotives was used in service for a long time. To the best of our knowledge, B 1316 made its last trip in early spring of 1966 as part of an express train between Alvesta and Karlskrona. The locomotive was converted to burn liquid fuel, which means that there are no sparks as it travels. This makes it possible to operate the locomotive even in dry outdoor conditions.

The locomotive is currently out of service for overhaul of the steam boiler, but is expected to return to service in the future, hopefully with fossil-free fuel in the tank.  


Motala verkstad 1917


17.6 metres


104 tonnes

Engine power

Tractive effort 9.6 tonnes or about 1,180 hp

Maximum permitted speed

90 km/h forward and 40 km/h reverse