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Old September 21st, 2010, 02:00 PM   #21
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Steam locomotives looks very great and exotic. They got the style, especially older ones.

I wonder what was the maximums service speed of steam loco on high speed lines those days.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 04:43 PM   #22
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I'm not sure. Somewhere in the world steam engines are still in regular service.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 06:05 PM   #23
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Max recorded speed by a steam locomotive was achieved by "Mallard" in 1938: 203 km/h



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Old September 21st, 2010, 07:24 PM   #24
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There really are not that many since diesel/electric engines are much more efficient, so they only use steam engines on tourist trains for nostalgic purposes.
There is actually a railway in Switzerland that had a couple of new steam engines built especially to improve the profitability of the line. These steam engines are as economical to operate as diesels, and even meet new emission standards. But because steam engines attract more tourists than diesels the net result is an increase in revenue.

The engines look like this:

Four of these were delivered in 1993 to the "Brienzer Rothorn Bahn".
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 08:55 AM   #25
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what about the Tornado in GB





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Old September 22nd, 2010, 10:18 AM   #26
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Max recorded speed by a steam locomotive was achieved by "Mallard" in 1938: 203 km/h



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now that meets high speed standards
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 04:07 PM   #27
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Serbia: I'm not completely sure on the use of locomotives in the former SFRJ.

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Bosnia: Same as with Serbia

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They use steam locos for heritage lines and in some coal industry areas. There is also some tourist tour in Slovenia with steam locos.

Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro doesn't have preserved steam locos for everyday/occasional use.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 07:46 PM   #28
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Hungarian locos

The last regular train: 05 06 1984. The preserved operational locomotives:

Type 91


Type 220



Type 242



Type 275



Type 301



Type 302



Type 303



Type 324



Type 326


Type 328


Type 335



Type 341


Type 342


Type 370 (wait for a renovation)


Type 375



Type 376


Type 382


Type 411



Type 424



Type 442 (wait for a renovation)


Type 520




And the graveyard (waits for a renovation):






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Old September 23rd, 2010, 04:46 PM   #29
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Old September 25th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #30
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Well, steam trains are only used on the mainlines in NoKo, Cuba, Argentina, and Zimbabwe afaik. Mainline usage should increase though, with the advancements in modern steam, like the 52 8055:



EDIT: And here's the A4 60009 Union of South Africa in 1995, at 97 mph, exceeding the legal 75 mph limit for preserved steam in the UK. It was driven by some guy close to retirement:

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Old September 25th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #31
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Type 301

They look like the Bavarian S 3/6 / German Reichsbahn Series 18 locos. Did some of them find their way to Hungary?
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Old September 25th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #32
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Many German designs (especially Pacifics and 2-10-0) were license built in C-E Europe.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #33
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The Eritrean Railway is the only railway system in Eritrea. It was constructed between 1887 and 1932 by the Kingdom of Italy for the Italian colony of Eritrea, and connected the port of Massawa with Bishia near the Sudan border. The line was essentially destroyed by warfare in subsequent decades, but has been rebuilt between Massawa and Asmara. Vintage equipment is still used on this line.

Eritrea won its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, and in 1994 the Eritrean president declared that rebuilding the railway was a priority for the new nation. During the war years a spirit of self reliance had been built up, and the Eritreans refused foreign loans and expensive rework. Instead, the Eritreans decided, they would rebuild what they had left with their own efforts. Rebuilding the line started, some work going into rebuilding the workshops and station in Asmara while others set to reconstructing the Massawa end. Renovation of the main line began from Massawa westbound, recovering rails and steel ties.

At the same time, restoration began on the remaining locomotives and rolling stock remaining after the conflict. Eleven steam locomotives survived, and at least six have been rebuilt to working order. In addition, several 1930s vintage Fiat 'Littorina' railcars survive and have been made operational, as well as two 1957 Krupp built Bo-Bo diesels (the line's newest locomotives) and one of three surviving Drewry shunters, brought to the railway by the British during the war years. Finally, several road trucks have been converted to run on rail wheels. Much freight stock and a number of passenger cars also survive.

The line has now been restored from Massawa all the way through to Asmara, but as of 2006 no scheduled services traverse the whole length of the line. Charter trains for tourists now do, and regular train services exist in certain areas where there is demand. While the surviving equipment is sufficient for such a limited service, the purchase or building of more is necessary to provide a serious form of transportation over the length of the line. The Eritrean Railroad Authority has requested funding to continue the Italian-era plan to extend the route to Tesseney and provide an opportunity for Sudan to efficiently use the Port of Massawa. Mining companies in Eritrea have also inquired about use of the railway and its improvement.

A small fleet of more modern rail cars could provide more serious competition to the current bus services. The surviving freight cars include a number of larger boxcars suitable for a limited freight service.



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Old October 4th, 2010, 06:51 AM   #34
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They look like the Bavarian S 3/6 / German Reichsbahn Series 18 locos. Did some of them find their way to Hungary?
No, this is totally Hungarian development.

MÁV - Type 301
Year: 1911
Produced: 1911–1914
Number built: 22
Designer: Dvorák Hubert
Manufacturer: MÁVAG (Hungarian Royal State Railroads' Machine Factory)

And the similarity is slight.

Hungarian 301:


Bavarian S 3/6:



But, the Type 520 is a German kriegslok (German: DRB-Baureihe 52):


The Type 411 is an American war loko (USATC S160 Class):


The Type 335 is an Austrian produced MÁV type (Wiener Neustadt, Sigl):


The Type 341 is an Austrian produced MÁV type (Wiener Lokomotivfabrik Floridsdorf):


The Type 382 is an Austrian locomotive (StEG II 608–618):


And the Type 302 is an Austrian locomotive (SB 109):


These six preserved types are not Hungarian origin or produced. This is the hungarian loco list (page 1-page 2).

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Old January 7th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #35
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This train was built near in my home town. Darlington.

Also my Avatar is a picture of "The Brick Train" which is a model of The Mallard
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