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Czechoslovakian and Czech Diesel Locomotives[Inhalt]
Czechoslovak State Railways classes T 211.0 and T 211.1
Czech Railways and Slovenian Railways classes 700 and 701.3
Czechoslovakia | 1953 | 835 produced
Photo of the 700 634-9 still in service
Photo of the 700 634-9 still in service
Dezidor

From 1953, CKD developed the T 211.0 for light shunting service and works railways. It was a two-axle locomotive with a frame length of almost seven meters and a comparatively large cab. The cab door was usually at the rear, but on some locomotives it was on the sides of the cab. Even though all locomotives in this series were built for the standard gauge, they were designed for conversion to gauges between 600 and 1,676 mm. Power was delivered by the Tatra 111 A truck diesel with 165 hp, which had a displacement of 14.8 liters and twelve cylinders. The power was transmitted by a Mylius gearbox, which was already used in Czechoslovakia in the further development of a Reichsbahn railcar.

A total of 835 examples were built, which were also exported to a large number of countries. They were found not only throughout the Eastern bloc, but also in Egypt, India and Iraq. Between 1977 and 1995 almost all examples in Czechoslovakia were fitted with a new 200 hp Tatra 930.51 engine. These locomotives were designated T 211.1 and many of them are still in service today. They have been listed as class 701.3 since 1988, while those not converted are listed as class 700. Some of the modernized locomotives were converted to the gauge of 760 or 1,000 mm and designated as T 29.0 or class 701.9.

VariantT 211.0T 211.1
General
Built1953-19611977-1991
ManufacturerČKD
Axle configB 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length23 ft 9 1/16 in
Service weight48,502 lbs
Adhesive weight48,502 lbs
Axle load24,251 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed25 mph
Starting effort12,814 lbf
EngineTatra 111 ATatra 930.51
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel92 us gal (diesel)
Engine output162 hp (121 kW)197 hp (147 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
industry
last changed: 03/2022
Czechoslovak State Railways class T 212.0
Czech Railways and Slovak Railway class 702
Czechoslovakia | 1967 | 307 produced
CD 702 062 in 2009 in Malomericích
CD 702 062 in 2009 in Malomericích
Dezidor
General
Built1967-1971
ManufacturerČKD, Turčianske strojárne
Axle configB 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length23 ft 8 1/4 in
Wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Service weight52,911 lbs
Adhesive weight52,911 lbs
Axle load26,455 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed25 mph
Starting effort13,039 lbf
EngineTatra 930-51
Engine typeV12 diesel
Engine output197 hp (147 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
industry
last changed: 09 2023
Czechoslovak State Railways class T 334.0
Czech Railways and Slovak Railway classes 710 and 711
Czechoslovakia | 1961 | 576 produced
Class 710 of the CD in 2007 in Kolín
Class 710 of the CD in 2007 in Kolín
PetrS

The T 334.0 was a medium shunting locomotive that was also known in the GDR. In 1957, CKD had built three prototypes with the 410 hp 12 V 170 DR engine, which went into series production from 1961 in a slightly modified form with a different hydraulic transmission. The other gearbox was used because it allowed a higher top speed of 60 km/h and at the same time offered a shunting gear for 30 km/h. In contrast to other shunting locomotives with axles mounted in the frame that were built at this time, the T 334.0 had no external connecting rods, but was driven directly on the axles by cardan shafts.

The first series of a total of 325 pieces was made directly by CKD until 1966. Of these, a total of 71 went to works railways in the GDR, for example to the chemical fiber combine Schwarza and the Maxhütte Unterwellenborn. A second series of 120 locomotives was made by SMZ in Dubnica between 1966 and 1968 and a third series of 131 pieces came by Turcianska strojarne n.p. in Martin between 1969 and 1973. The machines of the Czechoslovak State Railways were painted green and were therefore nicknamed “Rosnicka” (tree frog). From 1988 they were designated as class 710 and from 1995 they were fitted with new engines by the Czech State Railways, as the basic structure was still in very good condition. The latter became class 711. Some of the locomotives also remained in use on works railways and in other countries for longer.

General
Built1961-1973
ManufacturerČKD, SMZ, Turčianske strojárne
Axle configC 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length30 ft 11 5/8 in
Wheelbase13 ft 1 1/2 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 1 1/2 in
Service weight89,287 lbs
Adhesive weight89,287 lbs
Axle load29,762 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed37 mph
Starting effort24,729 lbf
Engine12 V 170 DR
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel277 us gal (diesel)
Engine output405 hp (302 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
industry
last changed: 03/2022
Czechoslovak State Railways class T 435.0
Czech Railways and Slovak Railway class 720
Czechoslovakia | 1958 | 287 produced
T 435 040 in 2010 in Ceská Trebová
T 435 040 in 2010 in Ceská Trebová
Dezidor
General
Built1958-1962
ManufacturerČKD
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length37 ft 4 1/16 in
Wheelbase7 ft 10 1/2 in
Fixed wheelbase28 ft 6 1/2 in
Service weight134,482 lbs
Adhesive weight134,482 lbs
Axle load33,731 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed37 mph
Starting effort44,962 lbf
EngineCKD 6 S 310 DR
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Engine output742 hp (553 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
freight
last changed: 10 2023
Czechoslovak State Railways class T 444.0
Czech Railways class 725
Czechoslovakia | 1959 | 174 produced
T 444.0101 in 2003 at an exhibition in Ústí nad Labem
T 444.0101 in 2003 at an exhibition in Ústí nad Labem
Rainer Haufe

In 1959, CSD had two diesel locomotives built by CKD for shunting service and occasional light line service. In contrast to most Czechoslovakian diesel locomotives, these had hydraulic power transmission and weighed only 46 tonnes. The gearbox allowed the top speed to be switched between 70 and 35 km/h. The driver's cab was in an elevated position roughly above the center of the locomotive. The longer hood essentially housed the power train, while the shorter hood housed the cooling system.

Since the prototypes tended to slip due to their low weight, the production locomotives were made ten tonnes heavier. They were manufactured by Turcianska strojarne in Martin from 1962. 113 examples were built for the state railway and 61 for private customers. Their nickname was “Karkulka” (Little Red Riding Hood) and from 1988 they were listed as class 725. It was phased out by 1992. The T 444.1 was derived from the T 444.0 and had steam heating for passenger cars.

Variantprototypesproduction
General
Built19591962-1967
ManufacturerČKDTurčianske strojárne
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length39 ft 6 in41 ft 5 5/8 in
Service weight101,413 lbs123,459 lbs
Adhesive weight101,413 lbs123,459 lbs
Axle load25,353 lbs30,865 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed43 mph
Starting effort26,977 lbf35,520 lbf
EngineCKD K 12 V 170 DR
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel1,057 us gal (diesel)
Engine output641 hp (478 kW)717 hp (535 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
last changed: 03/2022
Czechoslovak State Railways class T 448.0 and Polish State Railways series T 448P
Czech Railways and Slovak Railway class 740
Czechoslovakia | 1973 | 620 produced
740 518 in August 2019 in Havlíckuv Brod
740 518 in August 2019 in Havlíckuv Brod
Jirí Zelenka

The T 448.0 is a diesel-electric locomotive that was developed for shunting and light freight transport on short lines. Its structure is characterized by a cab, which is bordered by a long and a short, high hood. It is powered by a six-cylinder with 883 kW.

ČKD manufactured a total of 459 for the domestic market. Since there was also a great need for such locomotives among industrial companies in Poland, 161 more were built for the Polish market. For road service, the ČSD received the T 466.2, which was similar in design but eight tons lighter. To this day, many T 448.0s are in use, often by private operators and modernized.

General
Built1973-1989
ManufacturerČKD
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length44 ft 6 5/8 in
Wheelbase29 ft 10 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 10 1/2 in
Service weight158,733 lbs
Adhesive weight158,733 lbs
Axle load39,683 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed43 mph
Starting effort48,559 lbf
EngineK6 S 230 DR
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Fuel1,057 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,184 hp (883 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
freight
last changed: 02/2024
Czechoslovak State Railways class T 466.0
Czech Railways and Slovak Railway class 735
Czechoslovakia | 1971 | 299 produced
T 466 0286 in the CD Museum in Lužná u Rakovníka
T 466 0286 in the CD Museum in Lužná u Rakovníka
Jirí Bernard
General
Built1971-1979
ManufacturerTurčianske strojárne
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length46 ft 6 1/4 in
Wheelbase32 ft 9 11/16 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 10 1/2 in
Service weight141,096 lbs
Adhesive weight141,096 lbs
Axle load35,274 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed56 mph
Starting effort43,163 lbf
EnginePielstick 12 PA 4-185
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel581 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,242 hp (926 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
freight
passenger
last changed: 09 2023
Czechoslovak State Railways classes T 466.2 and T 466.3
Czech Railways and Slovak Railway classes 742 and 743
Czechoslovakia | 1977 | 504 produced
T 466 2350 together with another T 466.2 in March 1984 in front of a freight train
T 466 2350 together with another T 466.2 in March 1984 in front of a freight train
Jindrich Beták

From 1977, ČSD had a total of 453 diesel-electric locomotives of a type manufactured that ČKD had presented in 1973. In addition, 41 more were built for private railways. The locomotives have a six-cylinder engine with 1,200 hp and with a maximum speed of 90 km/h, can be used for shunting and light freight trains. Ten more T 466.3s were built in 1988, which are designed for steep sections and have dynamic brakes. The two sub-series have been known as the classes 742 and 743 since 1988 and are still used today in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Two came to Congo in 2011, for which they were converted to Cape gauge

Variant1st to 3nd batch4th to 9th batch
General
Built1977-1986
ManufacturerČKD
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length44 ft 6 5/8 in44 ft 7 7/16 in
Wheelbase29 ft 10 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 10 1/2 in
Service weight141,096 lbs
Adhesive weight141,096 lbs
Axle load35,274 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed56 mph
Starting effort43,163 lbf
EngineCKD K6 S 230 DR
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Fuel1,057 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,184 hp (883 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
freight
last changed: 04/2023
Czechoslovak State Railways class T 669
Czech Railways and Slovak Railway classes 770 and 771
Czechoslovakia | 1967 | 364 produced
771.099 in June 2011 in Ostrava
771.099 in June 2011 in Ostrava
PetrS.

In 1963, CKD began supplying a diesel locomotive for heavy shunting and local freight trains, of which around 8,200 were ultimately built for several Eastern Bloc countries. They were designated ЧМЭ3 in the Soviet Union, which led to the nickname “Cmelak” (bumblebee) in Czechoslovakia. The CSD tested one locomotive in 1963 and decided to order more locomotives with adjustments to their own requirements.

The basic design of these locomotives corresponded to American road switchers. This means they had a supporting frame, narrower, taller hoods and a cab that was shifted towards one end. This layout was created at the request of the Soviet Union, since they had already received locomotives from ALCO in World War II. Like the American locomotives, they had a medium-speed diesel engine with a displacement of 163 liters and a turbocharger. In contrast to these, however, the cab was relatively well insulated and soundproofed.

Due to a lack of production capacity at CKD, the first production locomotives for the CSD were not made until 1967 at SMZ in Dubnica in what is now Slovakia. Around 120 examples were built there until 1969, when a new type of bogie suspension was developed. The modified variant was built a total of 324 times by 1972. The older ones were named T 669.0 and the newer ones T 669.1 to distinguish them. In 1977 and 1979, CSD received a T 669.0 each from CKD. A total of 25 of the two variants were built for the 1,520 mm broad gauge, which had to shunt freight trains from the Soviet Union weighing up to 4,000 tonnes in the east of the country.

The T 669.2001 was built with an engine that was set at 1,500 hp but later reset. When the numbering system was changed in 1988, the T 669.0 and T 669.1 were renumbered as the classes 770 and 771. In the Czech Republic, the CD retired the locomotives by 2005 because shunting locomotives of this size were no longer needed. The situation was similar in Slovakia, but the broad-gauge machines were still needed in the east, and they were also occasionally used after 2010. Others were sold to private customers and some were fitted with more modern engines.

VariantT 669.0T 669.1
General
Built1967-1969, 1977-19791968-1972
ManufacturerČKD, SMZ
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length56 ft 6 3/4 in
Wheelbase41 ft 6 7/16 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 1 1/2 in
Service weight252,649 lbs255,295 lbs
Adhesive weight252,649 lbs255,295 lbs
Axle load42,108 lbs42,549 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed59 mph
Starting effort62,947 lbf
EngineCKD K 6 S 310 DR
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Fuel1,585 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,333 hp (994 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
switcher
freight
last changed: 01/2023
Czechoslovak State Railways class T 679.1 (Lugank Locomotive Factory M62)
Czech Railways and Slovak Railway class 781
Czechoslovakia | 1966 | 599 produced
T 679 1168 in April 2006
T 679 1168 in April 2006
koffr

The ČSD also bought the heavy Soviet M62 diesel freight locomotives. Between 1966 and 1979 they received a total of 599 of these locomotives, most of which were listed as T 679.1. In Czechoslovakia they were nicknamed “Sergei”. 25 were intended for cross-border traffic to the Soviet Union in today's Ukraine. These had a gauge of 1,520 mm and were designated T 679.5. Some of these were already converted to standard gauge in the 1970s. In the 1990s, they gradually became superfluous in Slovakia and the Czech Republic and were scrapped or sold, with a double-digit number coming to Germany. The last assignments for the ČD were in 2002.

VariantT 679.1T 679.5
General
Built1966-1979
ManufacturerLugansk
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)4 ft 11 13/16 in (Russian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length57 ft 6 15/16 in
Wheelbase41 ft 11 15/16 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 9 3/8 in
Service weight255,736 lbs
Adhesive weight255,736 lbs
Axle load42,549 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort58,450 lbf
EngineKolomna 14 D 40
Engine typeV12 diesel
Engine output1,973 hp (1,471 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
freight
last changed: 05/2023
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