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Date: 05/20/22 23:56
Outside Kolin
Author: 86235

Kolin is a medium sized town and an important railway junction in the Czech Republic about 40 miles east of Prague. Dwatry and I passed through last Thursday on our way to Brno. A couple of miles to the east, between Kolin and Stary Kolin, there's a grade crossing on the Ostrava mainline. We stopped just on the off chance, it was difficult to drag ourselves away.

12:21 Lengthy eastbound mixed freight behind a CD Cargo class 363 (Skoda 1984)
12:26 A westbound train this time, another CD Cargo 363.
12:36 RM Lines elderly class 140s heading east on what look like cement tanks








Date: 05/21/22 00:34
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: 86235

12:37 Siemens Vectron powered westbound passenger service
12:47 Metrans intermodal service from Česká Třebová to Germany behind a Bombardier Traxx class 386.
13:01 Another 363 on a long train of Innotrans boxes








Date: 05/21/22 00:43
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: 86235

13:06 An eastbound passenger behind one of CD's distinctive class 151, nicknamed Gorillas. The train carries both CD (Czech) and ZSSK (Slovak) cars, presumably heading to Puchov or Zilina.
13:10 Local services east of Kolin are in the hands of loco hauled sets and these RegioPanter EMUs from Skoda
13:14 Behind the local came a CD Cargo class 130 light engine, another product of the Skoda works.








Date: 05/21/22 00:52
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: 86235

We really should have got going but every time we headed to the car the gate sounder started and we stayed.

13:18: A westbound local, this time a class 162 on a push pull set
13:18 In the opposite direction a LEO Express Stadler articulated EMU. LEO Express is an open access operator providing inter-city services across the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

But now time was passing and we still had another stop in mind en-route to Brno so even though the gates were closing once more we bid farewell and left.

There were at least two trains I didn't photograph, another CD RegioPanter and a Regiojet long distance service.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/22 23:34 by 86235.






Date: 05/21/22 06:42
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: Bob3985

Thanks for the photos.
I love that mural on the side of one of the locos.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 05/21/22 11:53
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: 86235

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> Thanks for the photos.
> I love that mural on the side of one of the locos.

It relates to those Innotrans containers.



Date: 05/22/22 06:16
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: march_hare

Don't think I've ever seen a painting of a train on the side of a train. 



Date: 05/22/22 11:20
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: retcsxcfm

I enjoy seeing other countries trains,but also like the landscape background.

Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.



Date: 05/22/22 14:01
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: mexrail

To see a lot more vids of Czech Republic trains, check out Pete Brandy every week on YouTube.  Great coverage and beautiful views.

Mexrail



Date: 05/22/22 18:58
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: atsf121

Great coverage, enjoyed this series. My grandfather lived in Czechoslovakia for a few years, but since that was probably 85+ years ago, the trains have changed quite a bit. Hope to make it there someday myself, so thank you for the pictures.

Nathan

Posted from iPhone



Date: 05/22/22 23:24
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE and interesting series!

Larry



Date: 05/27/22 08:52
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: gobbl3gook

Nice photos!  

Do you ever see what looks like an orange Milwaukee Road unit wearing goggles?  

I saw them twice south or Brno when I went through there in 2019.  Very interesting locomotives, with a nostalgic (for me) livery.  Both times they went by too fast to get a photo.  

I think I found photos using a Google Image Search in 2020, but haven't been able to find them again.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8CSD_Class_T_478.4

Might be Class T 478.4 in orange livery... 

Ted in UT



Date: 05/27/22 12:33
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: mundo

Thanks for posting, welcome to those that  are not able to travel and the action in person.



Date: 05/30/22 05:54
Re: Outside Kolin
Author: 86235

gobbl3gook Wrote:
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> Nice photos!  
>
> Do you ever see what looks like an orange
> Milwaukee Road unit wearing goggles?  
>
> I saw them twice south or Brno when I went through
> there in 2019.  Very interesting locomotives,
> with a nostalgic (for me) livery.  Both times
> they went by too fast to get a photo.  
>
> I think I found photos using a Google Image Search
> in 2020, but haven't been able to find them
> again.  
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8CSD_Class_T_478
> .4
>
> Might be Class T 478.4 in orange livery... 
>
> Ted in UT

Do you mean like these?

The 'Goggles' classes are very common across both the Czech Republic and Slovakia, they've also found themselves on the secondhand market in Italy. Built by CKD in large numbers they've either been re-engined with a Caterpillar prime mover or they have kept their original CKD engine.

The two in the first picture are in the livery of AWT (All World Transport) which is now owned by PKP Cargo.

In Slovakia most loco hauled services away from the electrified network are in the hands of re-engined class 757s like this (taken March 2015)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/22 05:01 by 86235.






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