This is a model of a fire
extinguishing water car as used on the HSB. The paint scheme and
lettering are prototypical for Era VI in the new design. The tank can be
filled and emptied. The car has metal solid wheelsets.
This fire extinguishing water car is a
standard gauge car, which is always loaded on an HSB roller car in
order to be moved quickly to the site of any fires. These HSB roller
cars are available separately.
When operating steam locomotives, there is always the danger of fires on
the track due to cinders or flying sparks. On many railroads – mostly
in the mountains – appropriate tank cars are kept with water for
extinguishing fires, also on the Harz narrow gauge railways. The special
thing about this car is that it is a standard gauge car, which is
always loaded on a roller car in order to be moved on the narrow gauge