Steam Engine Ol12

The Ol12 was a much modified steam engine with a long lasting and rather colorful history.


The picture at the right shows a model of the Ol12 at the Warsaw Train Museum.

O – Passenge Locomotive
l – axle Arrangement – 1-3-1
12 – Initial year of production.

The engine was initially produced to run on saturated steam. Later production used superheated steam.

Having a low axle load, they were mainly used in Southern and South-Eastern Poland.

The wars in Europe saw engines change hands almost constantly. In spite of the turmoil and destruction, one has survived and is still in operating condition at Chabowka.

You can read the complete tumultous history of this engine at

Ol12 Commemorative Mug

You can get a collector’s mug with an image of the Ol12 on it. Information about that can be found by clicking here. Railroad Mugs

They are also in the Special Gifts Store

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The Ol12 Model At The Warsaw Train Museum

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