When DSB on february 11th 1954, after a successful test ride of the new dieselelectric locomotive MY, decided on a continued extension of the diesel traffic, the phase out of steam locomotives was at the same inevitable. Following the delivery of 26 MZ locomotives in the period 1967-1970, the running of steam locomotives stopped. Still in 1969 the steam engine type N had been pulling goods trains form Fredericia to Padborg. This took away some of the romance in traintravelling, but far from all enigne drives shared that point of view. It was a very hard job to keep the boiler running. In summer it could be incredibly hot, and in the winter there was the same heat in the front of the cabin with the cold, snow and rain coming in from the back.
The locomotives of Danish State Railway are the only ones in the world to have the national colours around the chimney. The red and white band is also called "the tie". It was used for the first time in 1867, when the state took over the railways in Jutland and on Funen. "The tie" originates from the chimmney bands af the old mail service steam ship.

Type E, no. 964 - 974 built 1914 - 1916 at Nydquist.
Type E, no. 975 - 999 built 1942 - 1950 at Frichs

Type N no. 201 - 210. This is a German type 50 locomotive. All in all 9030 of these were built in the years before and after Wold War II in different Euopean countries. Type N was purchased by DSB in 1952.

Type R no. 934 - 953 built 1912 - 1927. Type R 954 - 963 built 1922 - 1924 . The last five these were built by Frichs.

An era to an end as the ordinary service with steam engines was stopped in 1970. At the time steam locomotives had been in service with the Danish State Railways for more than a century.

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