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The '''Munich Steam Locomotive Company''' (''Dampflok-Gesellschaft München'' or '''DGM''') is charitable society based in [[Munich]], Germany, whose aim is to preserve the oil-fired steam locomotive, number 41 018, as an operational locomotive.
== Society ==
The society was originally founded in 1976 as the ''Interessengemeinschaft 41 018. e.V.'' ('41 018 Interest Group') as the [[DRG Class 41]] steam locomotive, no. 41 018, was purchased. This steam engine is registered as a technological monument in the state of [[Bavaria]], Germany.
The society has 11 members who are joint owners of the locomotives and who have succeeded in keeping and operating locomotive 41 018 for more than 30 years. The steam engine is homed at the [[Augsburg Railway Park]] where the necessary work is also carried out.
== Locomotives ==
The following locomotives are owned by the '''DGM''' and stored at the [[Augsburg Railway Park]]:
*Steam locomotive 41 018 since 1976 − operational − oil-fired
*Steam locomotive 41 364 since 1983 − rolling
*Steam locomotive 44 606 since 2003 − rolling
*[[Köf]] 63 11 − used for [[shunting duties]]
=== Purchase of 41 018 ===
No. 042 018-2 was bought, because she was the best of the 29 surviving [[DRG Class 41|Class 41s]], having only had an ''L2/H2.8'' overhaul in 1975. She had completed just die 66,000 kilometer since her overhaul and could therefore continue to be worked for a long time, both in terms of distance and time.
== External links ==
*[http://www.dgm-41018.de Munich Steam Locomotive Company website (German)]
*[http://www.bahnpark-augsburg.de Augsburg Railway Park (German)]
*[http://www.ulmer-eisenbahnfreunde.de Ulmer Eisenbahnfreunde - a sister German railway society (German)]
* There is an English-language discussion forum at [http://germanrail.8.forumer.com/ Railways of Germany]