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Date: 05/31/19 21:07
Northeastern Hungary Shots
Author: dwatry

On 4/29/19 I was driving from Kosice, Slovakia to Oradea, Romania through northeastern Hungary after saying goodbye to 86235 in Kosice. 

1)  Class 431 on a Miskolc-Nyiregyhaza train at Szerencs. 
2)  Class 418 arriving Szerencs on a local - not sure of the destination.
3)  Both trains posing together before leaving town.
 








Date: 05/31/19 21:19
Re: Northeastern Hungary Shots
Author: dwatry

4)  Crossing gates were down just outside Nyiregyhaza, so I parked quickly and caught this Class 431 on a train to Zahony on the Ukraine border.
5)  Moments later this historic loco appeared deadheading - this is a NOHAB M61 class.  These were built in Sweden by a GM licensee in 1963, and are essentialy an EMD F9 in a different carbody.  They would sound very familiar to North American railfans.  M61.006 is one of 3 in MAV's historic collection.
6)  Class 431 on a train leaving Nyiregyhaza, passing NOHAB M61.006. 
 



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Date: 05/31/19 21:29
Re: Northeastern Hungary Shots
Author: dwatry

7)  Class 431 on a train departing Nyireghaza.
8)  Class 480 on a train arriving Nyireghaza.  These are dual voltage locomomotives from Bombardier built in 2011.
9)  Outside Debrecen, crossing flashers were going so I stopped for quite a display of dispatching prowess by MAV.  In less than 15 minutes, MAV sent 4 trains north from Debrecen on 2 tracks, crossing over in front of other trains, and threaded a southbound local freight through the mix.  First up was this train led by a Class 418 diesel from 1963.  This train was running "wrong main" from Debrecen, then crossed over onto the correct main with another train on the right hand main. 



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Date: 05/31/19 21:37
Re: Northeastern Hungary Shots
Author: dwatry

10)  Next up was this train behind a Class 431 running on the right hand main.  Note following train in distance on wrong main.
11)  Then another train behind a Class 431 approached running wrong main and crossing over.
12)  Next a Class 448 switcher that had been waiting on a siding with a cut of tank cars approached from the north.   These locos are from 1959.



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Date: 05/31/19 21:39
Re: Northeastern Hungary Shots
Author: dwatry

13)  Finally, another Class 431 running on the right-hand main approached.  This was 5 trains in less than 15 minutes. 



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Date: 05/31/19 21:57
Re: Northeastern Hungary Shots
Author: 86235

Duncan, that's a great set of native MAV traction (with the exception of the Traxx in #8). I certainly didn't see that variety at the other end of the country back in 2014.



Date: 05/31/19 22:41
Re: Northeastern Hungary Shots
Author: dwatry

Yes most of these locos with the exception of the Class 480 were all built in 1963 or earlier!  Quite a vintage power parade. 



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Date: 06/01/19 06:54
Re: Northeastern Hungary Shots
Author: GettingShort

Great pictures from what looks like a great trip.



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