In addition to its running facilities, every Bahnbetriebswerk also had a large number of engineering facilities. These included, for example, traversers and turntables. Most important were the wheel drops. These were mainly provided in the locomotive shed or the workshop and enabled the wheelsets to be relatively easily changed over. There were many different designs which is why a standard type was developed. With the aid of a wheel drop the removal and replacement of an axle could be carried out in just half an hour.
For smaller repair jobs the workshops in a Bahnbetriebswerk had their own wheelset turning benches. Higher than normal wear and tear on the tyres made their reprofiling necessary ahead of the scheduled overhauls. Each workshop was also equipped with a wide range of tools. At medium and large Bahnbetriebswerke the workshop was divided into different departments. So there might have been a mechanical engineering workshop, a blacksmith's shop, a tool shop, a locksmith's shop, a foundry and an electrician's shop (this had little importance however). Moreover, in addition to the departments there were several groups for special tasks. For example, individual workshops for pump and boiler repairs might be established.
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