This is the home page for the exPKP (Polish State Railways) Lyd2 Class locomotives now
resident on the Welsh Highland Railway at Porthmadog.
The Lyd2 class locomotives were built at the '23rd August Locomotive Works'
(now Faur), Bucharest, Romania.
|Engine||6 cylinder, 29.6 Litre 350hp maybach engine, (build under license in Romania)|
|Transmission||Voith Hydraulic torque converter.|
|Wheel gauge||600mm (21 ½" back to back)|
|Max axle load||7 tonnes|
Lyd2 is one of PKP's Post war locomotive classifications, the letters translate as
|L||L - motor locomotives|
y - 3 axle (0-6-0)
x - 4 axle (Bo-Bo or B'-B' or D' or 0-8-0)
|d||d - diesel engine
c - Petrol (gasoline) engine
|2||1 = Mechanical Transmission
2 = Hydraulic Transmission
|Back end of the engine showing the Starter Motor &
||Another view through left hand side doors 5 & 6||A view through the right hand doors 5 & 6|
|This is a Maybach engine of the type used in the Lyd2's, however this one is from its sister class, Lxd2, at Oplenica||This is a shot of the main transmission, taken on a flat wagon at Znin.||Lyd2 wheele sets at Cisna|
|Inside the cab of Lyd2-58||Inside the cab of Lyd2-05, notice the differences between the 1977 & 1980 versions||This is one the Cylinder Liners from Lyd2-60. This is the old one, replaced in 1997|
Goodwin, Stephen Goodwin & Dave Meller