Czech Class 749 Gen

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  1. nrtd021

    nrtd021 New Member

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    Travelling around Czech in late November and fancy a ride behind some class 749s, as theyre on the way out im told they dont always produce, anybody been to Prague recently and got any upto date info on if theyre often out? and what theyre likely to be on?
     
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  3. beermaddavep

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    Hi, not many booked diagrams now, just some weekend Prague to Cercany and Tanvald runs.

    Still occasionally turn out vice goggles on T200 to Prague to Cesky Bud

    Also occasional vice runs around Olomouc/ Jesenice.

    Best advice is to use the following spreadsheets to see what is allocated-

    Prague-

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub...Z0VDVWNvUGxxVkJiNFBYWktHUmc&hl=cs&output=html

    Olomouc-

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0As320EzNl1QmdF9OYnRYYlRGVkR4MnVhVDJxVDVhSVE#gid=41

    You should be able to work out the diagrams and likely ops from these.

    HTH.

    PS do report back from your trip, and may the wonderfully loud749 006 and 100 grace your travels :)
     
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    Thanks for the links to the spreadsheets, not going until the 27th so hopefully they'll be a few still out, (esp 749 100!!)

    I take it these spreadsheets are updated daily? What does the top column stand for TS701 etc...?

    Thanks again
     
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    87015 Established Member

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    Diagram numbers, with the train numbers below. It tends to be updated almost daily but don't relying on them 'carrying through' onto the next day if it returns to Prague, they swap the locos out fairly often especially if there is a google available to replace a grumpy.
     
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    Speaking of the 749s and going slightly off topic for a moment, but does anyone know what they are powerd by?
     
  7. beermaddavep

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    Nicked from the web by googling t478.1 (the old class number from Czechoslovakian days)

    http://techmag.valka.cz/zel_p_751.htm


    Engine: Type - six-cylinder turbocharged diesel
    type - The 6 S 310 DR
    Number of cylinders - 6 V-
    Bore / stroke - 310 / 360 mm (162 litres)
    speed - 750 rpm / min
    power - 1102 kW (1500hp) (980kW at traction motors)
    Drivetrain: Electric AC / DC
    Type of traction dynamo: TD 802 C
    Type of traction motors: TE 005 C

    The locos are listed as being built by CKD Praha, presumably the engines were built in house.

    HTH
     
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    Ah...Cheers for that! Have been wondering for a while as to who built them and as what they are powered by - They seem to have a slight Sulzer / Class 25 meats English Electrics 31 about them - certainly quite an interesting loco nevertheless! :)
     
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