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#1 Franco

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:37

As someone seemed to be interested on the subject I put some image that I hope you'll like
They date back to mid '70s
a wiew of a E 428 (type 3) taken in the Alessandria's depot

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2BB2 class E 428 (type 1)heading a passenger train in the old Turin Porta Susa station

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#2 johnw1

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 20:31

Here are a couple from 1975
http://pics-by-john..../p56305461.html
http://pics-by-john..../p56443463.html

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 23:32

In response to the caption requesting more information on the E626 locomotives, these locomotives saw an early adoption of the Bo-Bo-Bo wheel arrangement (which I believe originated with the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico ME-1 class of 1923). Unlike later locomotives built for the Italian Railways with this wheel arrangement, the E626 had a rigid body.

By the 'seventies the E626 were being reduced to secondary duties, and I noted E626.109 on pilot duties at Milano Centrale, when I passed through there in 1974. (En route to Jugoslavia, where I saw the JZ version, E361, on the Slovenian main line near Postojna - however b&w photos from my Instamatic camera are none too brilliant).

The Wikipedia entry is reasonably accurate (http://en.wikipedia....i/FS_Class_E626). I'm confused because earlier Czech sources (e.g. "Atlas 2") have it that three locomotives (not four) passed to the Czechoslovakian State Railways (CSD class E666.0) in 1945, who converted them to run on their then 1500V dc electrification.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:16

In response to the caption requesting more information on the E626 locomotives, these locomotives saw an early adoption of the Bo-Bo-Bo wheel arrangement (which I believe originated with the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico ME-1 class of 1923). Unlike later locomotives built for the Italian Railways with this wheel arrangement, the E626 had a rigid body.By the 'seventies the E626 were being reduced to secondary duties, and I noted E626.109 on pilot duties at Milano Centrale, when I passed through there in 1974. (En route to Jugoslavia, where I saw the JZ version, E361, on the Slovenian main line near Postojna - however b&w photos from my Instamatic camera are none too brilliant).The Wikipedia entry is reasonably accurate (http://en.wikipedia....i/FS_Class_E626). I'm confused because earlier Czech sources (e.g. "Atlas 2") have it that three locomotives (not four) passed to the Czechoslovakian State Railways (CSD class E666.0) in 1945, who converted them to run on their then 1500V dc electrification.


According to my Roco documents, with my CSD E666, 5 were taken from Italy during the war, to Warsaw, however only 4 arrived, (1 later found in Germany and returned to Italy post war). With the Russians homing in on Warsaw, the 4 were moved south, eventually being found in Czech. Three entered CSD stock as shunting locos now rated to work on 1500v DC, the 4th was used as spares.

Edited by adb968008, 11 September 2017 - 07:18 .

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:44

A bit of a blast from the past this thread, and I can no longer see the caption from which the comments about the Czech connection arose. In the meantime, there is more detail given in "Encyklopedie Zeleznice - Elektricke Lokomotivy CSD [1]" which confirms and expands upon the above.

The five locomotives taken from Udine to Warsaw in 1943-44 were E626.016, 017, 019, 021 and 024. The last four went to Letohrad in Czechoslovakia (then called Kysperk), before being moved to Nymburk-Ceska Trebova, whence they were rebuilt for 1500v dc operation in the Prague area. Nos. E626.017/024/021 became CSD E666.001-003 respectively, with the former E626.019 retained for spares at Nymburk works.
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#6 jjb1970

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 08:14

I love the E.626 but as wonderful looking as the new LE model is have held off ordering one as there are a lot of complaints that the motors are burning out and that the mechanism is a bad one. Not sure whether some have been unlucky or if there was a bad batch or if it is a bad design but I'll wait for things to become clearer before buying.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:20

Herewith new links

 

E626-262 - http://www.flickr.co...ohn/9614752256/

E444-027 - https://www.flickr.c...hn/27702294095/


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#8 hmrspaul

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 14:02

I have recently loaded a few photos of Italian railways here http://paulbartlett..../italianrailway

 

Very mixed including several of 851 158   and E646 042 when it was reasonably new. Also just a few wagons and older electrics.

 

Enjoy.

 

Paul

PS I do have Italian ferry wagons elsewhere on the site.


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