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Is this a Czechoslovakian loco?

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I found this pocket watch in a vintage/retro store, and wondered what the loco was? It's lettered USSR, and I know Sekonda as a company was set up in the 60s to sell Russian watches in the UK.

But a quick search for 4-8-2 locos doesn't bring up anything Russian. Looking at what was built, it looks very much like a Czechoslovakian CSD Class 475.1, but are there any other likely candidates?

 

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For comparison, this is an actual 475.1

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Hugh Llewelyn from Keynsham, UK [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

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In "Russian Steam Locomotives" (only) one Russian 4-8-2 is mentioned. A Tsjech 476.0 Class 4-8-2 built in 1951 was presented to the Sovjet Union as a token of Friendship. It had no further classification but the name "DRUG" (Russian for Friend). 

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Fred

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I think the resemblance is very strong, so much so that I wouldn't be even looking for other candidates!

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22 hours ago, Taigatrommel said:

I think the resemblance is very strong, so much so that I wouldn't be even looking for other candidates!

Depending upon how you look at it, a Czech class 498.0 or even a Polish Pu29 also have similarities.

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