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PKP Class Ty2 locomotive photographed on 3 October 2015. Built by Maschinenbau u Bahnbedarf AG, previously Orenstein & Koppel, at its Neuendorf factory near Drewitz, Germany in 1944, Works no. 14329. Also previously numbered by Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRG) as Class 52 Kriegslokomotiven (war locomotive) No. 5123.
The Class 52 was a wartime development of the pre-war DRG Class 50, using fewer parts and less expensive materials to speed production. They were designed by Richard Wagner, who was Chief Engineer of the Central Design Office at the Locomotive Standards Bureau of the DRG. About a dozen classes of locomotive were referred to as Kriegslokomotiven, however the three main classes were the Class 52, 50 and 42.