DB “Ludmillas” – current status

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232 583 at Szczecin Glowny, 17/05/12 (JW)

One of the most popular European diesel locomotive types is the “Ludmilla” family; powerful machines built in the Soviet Union for the Deutsche Reichsbahn of East Germany.  Of a total fleet of 873 locos, only 243 are thought to remain extant – roughly a sixth of which have now left Germany.

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One of the machines now in Romania is 232653, seen here at Berlin Schönefeld Flughafen on a very long freight train, 21/04/06 (JW)

This article is not intended as a history of these locos, although I am in the process of writing one.  Rather, this is a roll-call of those that have survived to the current date (01/05/17), with details of where they can now be found, plus dates of recent photographs and sightings, with links to them.

This list is correct and up-to-date to the best of my knowledge, but trying to keep tabs on several hundred locomotives spread across the continent can be like herding cats – so if you’re aware of any corrections required, please let me know!

DR Class 130 / DB Class 230

130 002 Interessengemeinschaft Bw Dresden-Altstadt, Dresden, Germany Static Display 17/04/2016
130 012 PHU Lokomotiv Bronisław Plata, Podegrodzie, Poland Spare Parts
130 077 Bahnlogistik 24 GmbH, Dresden, Germany – as 230 077 Operational 24/02/2016
130 101 BSW-Gruppe Traditionsgemeinschaft Bw Halle, Halle (Saale), Germany Operational 05/07/2015

DR Class 131 / DB Class 231

131 001 BSW-Gruppe Traditionsgemeinschaft Bw Halle, Halle (Saale), Germany Static Display 03/07/2010
131 011 ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt Transport GmbH, Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany – as 232 107 Operational
131 012 Wedler Franz Logistik GmbH, Germany – as 231 012 Operational 22/04/2017
131 015 STRABAG, Berlin, Germany – as 232 105 Operational 06/12/2016
131 034 Ecco Rail, Będzin, Poland – as BR231-063 Operational 17/11/2016
131 050 stored at Neustrelitz Works, Germany – as 231 050 Stored
131 056 Orion Kolej, Z.P., Nowy Sącz, Poland – as BR232-035 Operational 27/01/2017
131 060 Sächsisches Eisenbahnmuseum, Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf, Germany Static Display 29/08/2015
131 070 Privately owned, Falkenberg, Germany – as 231 070 Static Display 13/09/2009
131 072 Bahnbetriebswerk Arnstadt, Germany Static Display 19/09/2015
131 075 Ecco Rail, Będzin, Poland – as BR231-014 Operational 26/07/2015

DR Class 232 / DB Class 232, 233, 234 and 241

232 004 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – as 132 004 Operational 06/04/2017
232 005 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 30/03/2017
232 008 Starkenberger Baustoffwerke GmbH, Starkenberg, Germany – as 241 008 Operational 27/04/2017
232 010 Thüringer Eisenbahnverein, Weimar, Germany – as 132 010 Static Display 30/05/2015
232 022 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – stored at Constanta Spare Parts
232 040 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 040 Operational 27/08/2016
232 043 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 043 Stored
232 045 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 20/02/2017
232 049 Pol-Miedź Trans, Poland – as BR232-049 – badly damaged at Bolesławieci, 30/07/2015? Scrapped? 12/04/2013
232 050 Przedsiębiorstwo Obrotu Surowcami Wtórnymi „DEPOL”, Bydgoszcz, Poland – as BR232-781 Operational 13/04/2017
232 055 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 057 ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt Transport GmbH, Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany – as 232 850 Operational 24/01/2017
232 068 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – currently as MEG 313 Operational 04/03/2017
232 072 Wedler Franz Logistik GmbH, Germany – as 232 901 Operational 21/12/2016
232 073 Przedsiębiorstwo Obrotu Surowcami Wtórnymi „DEPOL”, Bydgoszcz, Poland – as BR232-789 Operational 21/07/2016
232 076 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 076 Stored
232 079 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 22/02/2017
232 083 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 088 EfW, Frechen, Germany Operational 24/01/2017
232 090 Rail Time Polska, Warszawa, Poland – as BR232-090 Operational 13/10/2016
232 092 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 29/03/2017
232 093 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 25/04/2017
232 096 Unknown, last reported at Eisenach ??
232 103 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – stored at Delitzsch Stored 02/04/2017
232 104 PUK Kolprem, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland – as BR232-037 Operational 11/06/2016
232 105 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 28/03/2017
232 109 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – as 132 109 Operational 20/04/2017
232 112 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 112 Operational 28/07/2016
232 117 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 29/04/2017
232 118 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 118 Stored
232 122 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 010 Operational 18/01/2014
232 127 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 127 Operational 01/07/2016
232 128 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 10/09/2016
232 131 unknown ?? 01/12/2016
232 135 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 013 Operational 25/03/2017
232 141 Wedler Franz Logistik GmbH, Germany Operational 19/04/2017
232 151 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 151 Stored
232 154 Przedsiębiorstwo Obrotu Surowcami Wtórnymi „DEPOL”, Bydgoszcz, Poland – as BR232-561 Operational 27/12/2016
232 155 Starkenberger Güterlogistik GmbH, Starkenberg, Germany – as V300 005 Operational 07/04/2017
232 158 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – as 132 158 Operational 23/12/2016
232 161 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 232 902 Stored
232 170 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 232 903 Stored
232 173 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 176 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 176 Operational 22/10/2016
232 179 DB Cargo, stored at Halle (Saale), Germany – as 233 179 Stored 29/04/2017
232 182 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – stored at Delitzsch Stored
232 184 Exported to Poland, future user TBC Stored 19/03/2017
232 189 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 14/02/2017
232 201 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 18/03/2017
232 206 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 206 Stored
232 209 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 13/11/2016
232 217 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 217 Operational 15/02/2017
232 219 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 219 Operational 01/03/2017 + rep. wkg. on DSO 21/04/17
232 223 DB Gleisbau, Germany Operational 02/12/2016
232 227 Ecco Rail Sp. z o.o. g, Będzin, Germany – as BR232-446 Operational 11/05/2016
232 229 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – stored at Delitzsch Stored 29/07/2016
232 230 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 26/04/2017
232 232 DB Cargo, stored at Halle (Saale), Germany – as 233 232 Stored 16/02/2017
232 233 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 233 Operational 27/03/2017
232 238 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany Operational 28/03/2017
232 239 Erfurter Bahnservice, Erfurt, Germany Operational 11/04/2017
232 240 DB Cargo, stored at Halle (Saale), Germany Stored 07/12/2013
232 241 DB Cargo, Germany Operational
232 242 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 234 242 Stored 19/11/2014
232 249 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 249 Stored
232 252 DB Cargo, stored at Nürnberg Rbf, Germany Stored
232 253 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 254 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 20/04/2017
232 255 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 11/04/2017
232 259 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 04/02/2017
232 262 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 03/02/2017
232 264 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 264 Stored
232 265 DB Cargo Bulgaria, Bulgaria (stored at Pirdop?) Stored? 22/09/2014
232 278 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 234 278 Stored
232 280 DB Cargo, stored at Halle (Saale), Germany Stored 16/02/2017
232 281 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 281 Stored 19/09/2015
232 283 Wedler Franz Logistik GmbH, Germany Operational 09/03/2017
232 285 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 285 Operational 12/04/2017
232 288 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 288 Operational 10/04/2017
232 289 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 289 Stored
232 293 Erfurter Bahnservice, Erfurt, Germany Operational 11/02/2017
232 294 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 24/04/2017
232 295 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 295 Stored
232 303 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 31/03/2017
232 304 Interessengemeinschaft Dampflok Nossen e.V., Nossen, Germany (permanent loan by DB Museum) – as 234 304 Static Display 11/10/2015
232 305 Dampflok-Museum Hermeskeil, Germany Static Display
232 306 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 306 Operational 02/02/2017
232 309 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 20/04/2017
232 314 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 314 Operational 17/02/2017
232 320 DB Cargo, stored at Cottbus, Germany – as 232 904 Stored 24/01/2017
232 321 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 321 Operational 16/06/2016
232 322 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 322 Operational 03/11/2016
232 326 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 326 Stored
232 330 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 22/10/2016
232 333 Wedler Franz Logistik GmbH, Germany Operational 26/04/2017
232 334 Erfurter Bahnservice, Erfurt, Germany – as 132 334 Operational 13/04/2017
232 338 Starkenberger Baustoffwerke GmbH, Starkenberg, Germany – as 241 338 Operational 20/04/2017
232 347 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 24/01/2017
232 353 Erfurter Bahnservice, Erfurt, Germany – as 241 353 – stored at Delitzsch Stored 02/04/2017
232 356 Wedler Franz Logistik GmbH, Germany Operational 06/12/2016
232 358 DB Cargo, stored at Rostock Seehafen, Germany Stored
232 359 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 367 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 367 Operational 31/03/2017
232 372 Mecklenburgische Eisenbahnfreunde Schwerin, Germany – as 132 372 Static Display 06/05/2013
232 373 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 373 Operational 19/08/2016
232 375 Privately owned, Falkenberg, Germany Static Display 09/10/2016
232 384 DB Cargo, stored at Cottbus, Germany Stored 24/01/2017
232 387 Schienen Güter Logistik GmbH, Germany – as V300.18 / 232 446 Operational 25/03/2017
232 388 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany Stored 17/03/2016
232 401 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 22/10/2016
232 404 Starkenberger Güterlogistik GmbH, Starkenberg, Germany – as V300 001 Operational 26/10/2016
232 405 Starkenberger Güterlogistik GmbH, Starkenberg, Germany – as V300 002 Operational 04/10/2016
232 408 Orion Kolej, Z.P., Nowy Sącz, Poland – as BR232-408 Operational 29/10/2016
232 409 DB Cargo, Germany Operational
232 411 DB Cargo Bulgaria, Bulgaria Operational 12/03/2017
232 413 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 416 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany Operational 21/04/2017
232 423 unknown – as 232 905 ?? 01/12/2016
232 426 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany Stored
232 428 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 27/04/2017
232 429 Starkenberger Güterlogistik GmbH, Starkenberg, Germany – as V300 004 Operational 03/11/2016
232 434 Unknown, last reported at Nymburk ???
232 441 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 441 Stored
232 443 Ecco Rail, Będzin, Poland – as BR232-443 Operational 13/10/2014
232 448 Exported to Poland, future user TBC Stored 19/03/2017
232 449 Starkenberger Baustoffwerke GmbH, stored at Halle (Saale) (or Cottbus?), Germany – as 241 449 Stored 24/01/2017
232 450 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 450 Stored
232 451 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 451 Stored
232 452 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 452 Operational 29/03/2017
232 453 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 457 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 458 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 458 Stored
232 461 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany Stored 19/09/2015
232 469 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 28/04/2017
232 472 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 16/02/2017
232 478 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 478 Operational 22/04/2017
232 484 DB Cargo, Germany (possibly now stored at Cottbus?) Operational? 29/03/2017
232 486 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 486 Stored
232 489 Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH, Schkopau, Germany – as 315 Operational 16/04/2017
232 493 DB Gleisbau, Germany – as 233 493 Operational 09/03/2017
232 498 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 21/03/2017
232 500 Dampflokfreunde Salzwedel, Wittenberge, Germany Static Display 25/03/2017
232 502 DB Cargo, stored at Cottbus, Germany Stored 24/01/2017
232 504 DB Cargo, stored at Cottbus, Germany – as 232 906 Stored 06/09/2014
232 505 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 510 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 510 Operational 30/08/2016
232 511 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 511 Operational 20/04/2017
232 512 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 13/04/2017
232 515 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 515 Stored 19/09/2015
232 519 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 521 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 521 Operational 24/08/2016
232 524 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany Stored
232 525 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 525 Operational 02/07/2015
232 527 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 528 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 31/08/2016
232 529 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored
232 531 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 13/04/2017
232 534 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany Stored
232 535 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored 19/09/2015
232 536 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 536 Stored
232 537 Orion Kolej, Z.P., Nowy Sącz, Poland Operational 08/09/2016
232 541 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 001 Operational 04/08/2013
232 543 GySEV, Hungary – as 651 002 Operational 08/08/2016
232 547 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 547 Stored 19/09/2015
232 550 DB Gleisbau, Germany Operational 22/04/2017
232 559 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 003 Operational 08/08/2015
232 561 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – stored at Delitzsch Stored 29/07/2016
232 562 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 562 Stored 19/09/2015
232 567 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 25/04/2017
232 568 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany Stored 19/09/2015
232 569 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 26/04/2017
232 571 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 25/08/2016
232 572 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 572 Operational 20/04/2017
232 579 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 014 Operational 18/08/2016
232 583 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 04/03/2017
232 586 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 586 Stored
232 587 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 05/04/2017
232 588 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 588 Stored
232 589 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 07/11/2016
232 592 DB Cargo, stored at Cottbus, Germany Stored 24/01/2017
232 596 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 596 Stored
232 598 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 004 Operational 20/09/2015
232 600 DB Cargo Bulgaria, Bulgaria Operational 21/04/2017
232 601 Wedler Franz Logistik GmbH, Germany Operational?
232 609 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 26/08/2016
232 613 DB Cargo Bulgaria, Bulgaria Operational 19/06/2016
232 614 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 005 Operational 09/06/2015
232 616 DB Cargo, stored at Hamm, Germany – as 233 616 Stored
232 617 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 006 Operational
232 618 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 19/11/2016
232 622 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 622 Stored 19/09/2015
232 625 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 625 Stored 19/09/2015
232 635 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 27/08/2016
232 636 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 636 Operational 11/08/2016
232 643 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 643 Stored
232 652 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 652 Stored
232 653 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 015 Operational 23/05/2015
232 654 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 16/02/2017
232 657 DB Cargo, Germany – as 232 909 Operational 19/08/2016
232 658 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 11/04/2017
232 660 Protor SA, Zabrze, Poland – as BR232-660 Operational 06/11/2016
232 662 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 662 Operational 24/08/2016
232 663 DB Cargo Bulgaria, Bulgaria Operational 29/01/2017
232 665 DB Cargo, stored at Cottbus, Germany Stored
232 668 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 16/02/2017
232 669 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 29/04/2017
232 673 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany Operational 20/04/2017
232 678 DB Cargo Bulgaria, Bulgaria Operational 04/07/2016
232 682 GySEV, Hungary – as 651 008 Operational 28/01/2017
232 683 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany – as 233 683 Stored
232 684 Starkenberger Güterlogistik GmbH, Starkenberg, Germany – as V300 003 Operational 11/03/2017
232 685 DB Cargo Romania, Romania – as 651 009 Operational 26/08/2014
232 689 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 689 Stored 19/09/2015
232 690 Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH, Schkopau, Germany – as 318 Operational 20/03/2016
232 693 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany Stored 19/09/2015
232 696 DB Cargo, stored at Cottbus, Germany – as 233 696 Stored 24/01/2017
232 697 Starkenberger Baustoffwerke GmbH, Starkenberg, Germany – as 241 697 Operational 19/04/2017
232 698 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 698 Operational 05/01/2017
232 699 DB Cargo, Germany – as 232 908 Operational 19/04/2017 + rep. wkg. on DSO 30/04/17
232 701 Leipziger Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft, Leipzig, Germany – stored at Delitzsch Stored 29/07/2016
232 703 DB Cargo, Germany Operational 24/04/2017
232 704 DB Cargo, stored at Chemnitz, Germany Stored 05/01/2013
232 705 DB Cargo, stored at Mukran, Germany – as 233 705 Stored 19/09/2015
232 709 DB Cargo, Germany – as 233 709 Operational 20/04/2017

DR Class 242/ DB Class 142

142 001 EKO-Trans (Arcelor Mittal), Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany – as 242 001 Operational 16/03/2017
142 002 Hafen Halle GmbH, Halle-Trotha, Germany – as 232 002 Operational 28/06/2015
142 003 Captrain, Wroclaw, Poland – as BR232-01 Operational 12/11/2016
142 004 Captrain, Wroclaw, Poland – as BR232-04 Operational 12/10/2016
142 005 Pozbruk, Rokietnica, Poland – as BR232-003 Operational 07/03/2017

 

232 387

Today, there are two 232s that carry variations of the number “232446”, but neither of them are the original!  SGL (Schienen Güter Logistik GmbH)’s V300.18, the UIC number of which is 92 80 1232 446-5 D-SGL, is the body of 232387 with the innards donated by the real ‘446.  More confusingly, the former 232227, now working for Ecco Rail in Poland, carries “BR232-446”. The SGL machine is seen here on an engineers train at Esslingen, near Stuttgart, 28/11/15 (JW)

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