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Czechoslovak State Railways classes M 296.1 and M 296.2
Czech Railways classes 852, 853 and 854
Czechoslovakia | 1968 | 60 produced
Class 854 in original livery
Class 854 in original livery
Rainer Haufe

A total of 60 class M 296.1 and M 296.2 motor cars were built for the operation of important fast and express trains on non-electrified lines. The trains also included the “Vindobona” Berlin-Prague-Vienna. The vehicles are rounded at both ends, both of which have a driver's cab but a gangway only on one side. Trains were made up of two motor cars and four trailers. A 588 kW engine is located in the car body in a separate engine compartment. From 1997, 50 vehicles were converted to the class 854, receiving a new Caterpillar engine with the same power and a more modern passenger compartment.

Variantas builtrebuilt 854
ManufacturerVagonka Tatra StudénkaPARS Šumperk
Axle configB-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length81 ft 4 in
Wheelbase64 ft 3 5/8 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 10 1/2 in
Empty weight110,892 lbs
Service weight130,293 lbs
Axle load38,140 lbs
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort17,535 lbf17,985 lbf
EngineKS 12 V 170 DR Caterpillar 3412 E DI-TA
Engine typeV12 diesel
Engine output789 hp (588 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
last changed: 08/2023

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