Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:03 am

I'm trying to decide which version of the loco to get. Are any of the CD versions of this locomotive ever in use for German passenger trains (like border traffic)? If so, which model exactly (out of what Roco and Kuehn offer)?
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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby CSD » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:09 pm

For modern era the Plzen paint job (blue/white with yellow lightning bolt) does. For past eras I'm not sure. JBr would most likely know.
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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:24 pm

CSD wrote:For modern era the Plzen paint job (blue/white with yellow lightning bolt) does. For past eras I'm not sure. JBr would most likely know.


Cool - that's my favorite paint job. Too bad Kuehn's not offering it. I'm still a little apprehensive about the Roco model.
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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby BTTB Fan » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:01 pm

Is Kuehn's model out yet? I would also like to get one of the goggles locos, and can't make up my mind which one to get.
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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:38 pm

Not yet - expected in 3rd quarter of this year.
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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby Rich B » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:31 pm

754s are a regular sight at Furth im Wald, formerly on DB Regio stock (http://www.bahnbilder.de/name/einzelbil ... R+754.html), but latterly on Alex coaches. CD Eurocity stock can be seen on this route as well. They've also been used on the "Elbe-Labe Sprinter" cross border on the Prague-Dresden line, I think this runs between Decin and Bad Schandau. http://www.bahnbilder.de/name/einzelbil ... hn%29.html Private operator ones also run freight into the yard at Bad Schandau.

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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:17 am

Thanks guys. What paint is on the loco pulling the Alex coaches?
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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:30 am

Never mind - I got it :)

Lightning bolt it is!

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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby Markus » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:51 am

The "Goggles" locomotives actually come in a variety of liveries still today. The blue-white with flashes is fairly common, and so is the red one. The new blue-blue-white livery is getting more common. The green-grey one can also be seen a bit here and there (sometimes with yellow flashes), same as the new light blue-blue livery of CD Cargo. So you could basically choose any livery, and it would still be ok.

Brejlovec in the red livery, at Brno main station last summer:
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edit: thinking about it, I think the red with broad yellow stripe is the most common livery here in Moravia.
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Re: Question about "Goggles" locomotive

Postby JBr » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:37 am

Markus wrote:... The blue-white with flashes is fairly common, and so is the red one. The new blue-blue-white livery is getting more common...


Almost true, but not entirely. "The Red Devil", 754.066, is the only one of its kind, there are no other fully red goggles today. There was a similarly painted 750 in Trutnov, but it was decommissioned and will be converted to class 750.7 soon and 754.068 from Bohumin which was also fully red is in corporate livery now. The most common paint in the Czech Republic is the green-grey one, followed by blue-white with yellow flashes, the old red with the yellow stripe and the new corporate livery. Other paints belong to the same category as 754.066 - usually only one loco exists in each livery.

The most common livery for 754 in Moravia is the grey-green followed by the new corporate livery. Some goggles from Brno are known for their elaborate liveries, mostly with yellow flashes. Many 754 goggles from Trutnov on the other hand are painted in a simple variation of the classic green-grey livery, but with the green substituted with another color - blue, orange, red.

As a picture is worth a thousand words, I recommend to anyone who is interested in Goggles to go through the 754 gallery at http://trainweb.cz/rada/754 and see the variety of liveries for himself.

There are similar galleries at the same website for 750/753 goggles and other Czech/Slovak locos too.

ConducTTor wrote:Never mind - I got it :)

Lightning bolt it is!


Actually used to be :( Nowadays these trains go straight to Pilsen without changing the loco in Furth im Wald and the loco used is the Herkules in Alex/Arriva livery.
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