Ljubljana and Pragersko, Slovenia 28th March 2014

Alan May 1, 2014

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  2. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Alan, interesting looking rolling stock. Do you know the manufacturers/countries of the locomotives (or units)?
     
  3. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very different looking. Interesting coupler set-up, and I can just see the handrail setup giving an OSHA inspector cardiac problems!
     
  4. traingeekboy

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    It looks like some kind of US built hybrid. What is the manufacturer? Love it. Or should I say, WANT! ha ha
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'd also be curious about the builder of those engines. They do have a North American appearance. An export model? Or built abroad under license?
     
  6. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The locomotive shown is a GM export model - GT26HW", a sort of 12 cylinder, 2,000hp SD40-2. Nicknamed "Reagans". See builders plate of another one of the class

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    The big red electrics are 363 ans a French design. They have one huge motor per truck driving all three axles with two gears which can be selected, high for passenger work and low for freight. They are nicknamed "Brigittes" (for Brigitte Bardot) ;)

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    The smaller red electrics are Italian origin class 342 and nicknamed "Mopeds" (no-one knows why!) They mostly run international passenger trains.

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    The Diesel Multiple Units are called "Fiats" for the maker (Italian again). A few different types.

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    The most numerous Electric Multiple Units are these Desiro's by Siemens. Most of them badly graffitied :( These run almost all the local trains which call at all stations along the electrified main lines.

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    The flagship of the Slovenian Railways are the Pendolino tilting trains. These are well suited to the very bendy lines through the mountains as the tilt allows them to run about 20 kph faster than conventional stock. The ride is quite good and and interesting to watch the next vehicle through the gangway connections as they tilt into bends! They are an Italian design and derivatives are used in several European countries.

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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Interesting. I tried searching for more on that GT26HW, but so far cannot find much. I did see one note about a GT26CW.
     
  8. fitz

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    Thanks for the detailed explanations, Alan.
     
  9. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I wonder why those links didn't come up, when I searched? Almost every time these days, something from Wikipedia will show as available. Hmmm.
     

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