The 12.10 was built at the Floridsdorf locomotive factory in 1936. The locomotive and its tender have a total length of 22.6 m and a combined weight of 138 tonnes. With its 2,700 hp it could reach top speeds of 154 km/h, a record for the time!
After extensive preparations the 12.10 now stands in the west hall of the Technisches Museum Wien. But it will be some time yet before the locomotive can go on show at a new exhibition as many individual parts still need to be machined and fitted.
After the locomotive had been brought into the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) in a spectacular move, the wedding ceremony took place – which is how the re-joining of the locomotive and the axles is fondly referred to.
The 12.10 is a superlative steam locomotive! It is the largest, heaviest, fastest and most powerful locomotive ever built in the Republic of Austria. The Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) is rightfully proud to harbour this gem of industrial history from now on.