Before 1942 VR Class Tr1s originally had the class name was R1.[1] They were nicknamed “Risto”,[1] after the Finnish President Risto Ryti.[2] They were a heavy freight locomotive. They were numbered 1030–1096.[1]

67 locomotives were built between 1940–57[1] by Tampella, Lokomo and Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik GmbH, Jungenthal of Germany.[1] The "Risto" is a product of the same era as the express train locomotive Ukko-Pekka, and they share a similar appearance. Tr1 1096 was the last steam locomotive manufactured for VR in 1957.[1] TR1 locomotives were withdrawn during the 1970s, with the last being withdrawn in 1975.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "VR:N Höyryveturit". Suomen Rautatiehistoriallinen Seura ry. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Juhani Katajisto; Allan Scotson; Ismo Leppänen; Krister Engberg; María Cristina Talvitie (1985). Eilispäivän kulkuneuvoja. Tietoteos. ISBN 978-951-9035-79-6. Retrieved 30 January 2012.