TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EQUIPMENT
"Hr1 1009 Ukko-Pekka"
This is a heavy express train, built before 1942. It is the strongest steam engine which was used for passenger traffic on Finland railways. 22 of these engines were built in the workshops at Lokomo and Tampella between 1939 and 1957, with the wheel arrangement 4-6-2.
The predecessors of the Ukko-Pekka were Hv1-Hv3, but these engines did not have the extra pulling power of the express trains.
The National Railway Company of Finland produced 2 prototypes of the engine from Lokomo which are considerably bigger than the old engine models. A further 20 engines were built up to 1957.
Ukko-Pekka was used on the most important express trains up to the year 1963 when diesel locomotives started to be used.
There are still 2 of these 22 engines in working order. Hr1 1009 was repaired in Finland by English engineers and was accepted into the mainline railway system in 1994. Hr1 1009 is owned by Steam Traction Ltd., represented in Finland by Höyryveturimatkat 1009 Oy. It is retained in the old Pasila engine depot in Helsinki.
1009 represents engines produced during the difficult times following the Second World War which is why the engine has luminous numbers and number plate instead of the usual brass plate. Otherwise it is typically representative of the Hr1 series.
salon and dining cars
corrections of carriages began at the beginning of the year 1996 and they were
brought to a conclusion in September 1996 after which they returned to Finland.
The carriages have been furnished again and have been redecorated from outside
and the final result is three extremely stylish, new type of carriage two of
which are a restaurant/the bar carriages and one saloon car.
Höyryveturimatkat1009 Oy/enquiries, reservations and orders:
Tel.: 019-388 098 ,
Mailing address: Höyryveturimatka
©: Jonne Seppänen 2008