PRESERVED ORENSTEIN & KOPPEL STEAM LOCOMOTIVES
|Ferrailles R.Worms, Lyon, France
RAILWAYS AND NUMBERS
|according to the O&K archives in the Verkehrsmuseum in Dresden, O&K 1486 was delivered to Nancy, in France. Other sources give Truchetet & Tansini as owners, but nothing is known about the loco before it was seen at Worms in Lyon. The entry in the O&K works list book that it was delivered to Cairo is an error.
|moderate, stored out of doors when last seen in 1983
|PLACE AND DATE
|Lyon, August 1983
|this loco was stored by the dealer R.Worms in Lyon for many years, but all attempts by French enthusiasts to purchase it were rejected by the owners. In the late 1980's the company went bankrupt, the site was cleared, and the loco disappeared. Not long afterwards, a very similar loco appeared on a plinth at Sicafrance, in Jouy-les-Arches, Moselle, which was reported as 1488. It is my belief that these two locos are the same loco, but I am uncertain as to whether 1486 or 1488 is the correct works number. J.Couédou is insistent that they are different locos, but no history of the Sicafrance loco before about 1992 is known.