The locomotive was known as Kd2 at that time, and a total of 139 locomotives of this model were built. This means that this was once Sweden’s most common steam locomotive model, built to pull freight trains on most of SJ’s lines at the time.

Locomotive 692 has also gone by the designations Kd2-Kd-Ka-K and finally KA in 1947. During these years, the locomotive got a different boiler, a three-axle tender to replace the original two-axle one, and a compressed air brake.

It was designated an emergency locomotive for use in a crisis situation in 1957, and was later designated a museum locomotive in 1965, at which time it was parked outside the building where it was built in Falun. It ended up at a railway museum in Linköping in 1969, and was taken over by the Swedish Railway Museum in 2000.

The locomotive underwent a technical overhaul in Grängesberg by the Friends of Swedish Railway Museum association in Ängelholm. This was completed in 2013. It is now in the same condition it had as Ka 692 in the 1930s and is suitable mainly for local operations in Gävle.  

Manufactured

Vagn & Maskinfabriken in Falun, 1901

Length

14.6 metres

Weight

70 tonnes

Engine power

5.9 tonnes tractive effort

Maximum permitted speed

60 km/h forward and 40 km/h reverse