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PS Diesbar                                                                                                         River Elbe at Dresden, Germany

Diesbar sailing through Dresden on 3rd August 2014. Photo by kind courtesy of Phil Barnes. For more from this sequence, click here
Built in 1884 at Blasewitz
Length 52.70 metres
2 cylinder oscillating engine built in 1841 by J Penn & Son, Greenwich, England, ex PS Stadt Meissen ex PS Bohemia
622 mm cylinder x 686 mm stroke
Reboilered in 1959 but remains coal fired
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Entered service in 1884 named Pillnitz. Renamed Diesbar in 1927
Restoration work to current condition over the winter of 1992-93

Above : Diesbar at Bad Schandau in 1974. Photo by kind courtesy of Alan Murray-Rust

From the Photo Archive






Diesbar at Dresden in 2004



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Nigel Clark's Photos of Diesbar at Dresden in 2004.

Diesbar at the Terrassenufer on 29th May 2006. Photo by kind courtesy of Phil Barnes

Diesbar in operation on 29th May 2006 - photographed by Phil Barnes
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