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556.036, 555.3008, 556.0506, 555.0153

Postby CSD » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:29 pm

Great Czech steam action. Two 556's (recognizable by their giant 10 wheel tenders) and two 555's (ex BR 52's) pulling a 2400 ton freight train.
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Re: 556.036, 555.3008, 556.0506, 555.0153

Postby CSD » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:31 pm

I like this one too.
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Re: 556.036, 555.3008, 556.0506, 555.0153

Postby JBr » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:08 pm

The beginning of the first video, the one with 4 steam locos, is taken from a spot just next to our house, I'm looking at the tracks right from my living room :) I think I haven't seen so many photographers and foamers at one event before. And I guess almost half of them were German.

Some info about the train. It was a regular freight train, which means it was fully loaded (32 cars, almost 2500 tons of lime stone rubble for desulfurization units of two coal power plants in northern Bohemia), but for this one-time special event the usual two diesel locos were replaced by four steams.

All four locos leaving Hostivice, each pair will later take one half of the final train to Hostivice.
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Two 555s pushing the second half of the train (outside the picture are two Goggles in the front of the train).
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Complete train with two 555s in the front and two 556s pushing in the back, leaving Jenec.
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Fire-fighting train following the freight train, leaving Jenec.
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Bonus picture - group of photographers next to the entry signal in Jenec... and that's only about half of all, the rest were where I was standing.
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Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:32 pm

It's great that railroads do things like this isn't it!?
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