Eckhardt, Friedrich Wilhelm

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Eckhardt, Friedrich Wilhelm Gender: M
born on 25 February 1892 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29
Timezone LMT m9e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°54' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 23°35 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°51'


German engineer and head of the design office for the Berliner Maschinenbau Aktien Gesellschaft vormals L. Schwartzkopff, a German manufacturer of locomotives.

Eckhardt initially worked for Henschel & Sohn before switching to L. Schwartzkopff in 1916. In 1936 he became a senior engineer (Oberingenieur).

He played a decisive role in the designs of the DRG Class 41 and Class 84 steam locomotives. For the latter, he developed the Schwartzkopff-Eckhardt II bogie named after him, which was designed to improve the curve running of steam engines.

In addition he published several books on the construction and design of steam locomotives. He died on 9 April 1961 in Zernsdorf, a village in Dahme-Spreewald, Brandenburg, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives. Death data in margin.


  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical (Railway locomotive)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Schwartzkopff-Eckhardt II bogie")