Hungary - Diesel locomotives and multiple units

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These days quite a lot of cargo traffic in Hungary is handled by private operators. This picture from the yard of Komárom shows (from far away; sorry for the bad picture quality due to the +37C temperature) a private locomotive of the company Metrans. This machine of class 761 is a Siemens made so called Hercules, similar to the Austrian class 2016. Picture from Komárom 30.6.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Two foreign cargo operators side by side. On the left the huge Siemens "Hercules" diesel of Metrans and on the right an Austrian ÖBB Br 1116, also made by Siemens, presumably operating here on behalf of ÖBB's Hungarian subsidiary Rail Cargo Hungary. Metrans is a large international intermodal cargo operator operating to and from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary with services to Austria, connecting this territory by rail with major European ports, including Hamburg, Bremerhaven, to Rotterdam, Duisburg, Koper, Trieste and Rijeka as well as new shuttle train services to Istanbul. Picture from Komárom 30.6.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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MAV class 117 railbus with an unmotorised coach attached, waiting for its departure time at the station of Fonyód. These railbuses were made by Vagonka Studenka in what then was Czechoslovakia. Similar railbuses are common in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia as well. Some were also sold to what then was Yugoslavia and after Yugoslavia broke up, these railbuses ended in small numbers all over the former Yugoslavian area as well. It was a succesful model. Picture from Fonyód station in Hungary 1.7.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A closer look at the unmotorised coach attached to the same railbus pictured above. Picture from Fonyód station in Hungary 1.7.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Inside view of the same railbus coach as shown above. What was luxury in the 1970s, works fine even now. But when for example on the day when this picture was taken, the outside temperature was 36-37C, air conditioning would have been nice. Picture from Fonyód station in Hungary 1.7.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The motorised railbus wagon of class 117. This class was taken into service in 1977 and most wagons were modernised in 1997. It has 40 seats, a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a power rating of 206 kW. Previously these were called class "Bzmot". 258 motorised cars were originally built for Hungary. Many have now been heavily modified/modernised and even converted to long "double" railbuses. This one is still seen here pretty much like they used to be when they were new. Picture from Fonyód station in Hungary 1.7.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The same railbus seen from the other end. Picture from Fonyód station in Hungary 1.7.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Inside of the same class 117 railbus has a certain 1970s charm. Luckily the wagon has been kept clean and nice. Picture from Fonyód station in Hungary 1.7.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A second view of the inside of the railbus shown above. Everything in perfect shape, clean and neat, but it looks like this picture would be from the 1970s. And the airconditioning system = all windows open, was not nearly enough for a day when outside temperatures peaked at +37C. Picture from Fonyód station in Hungary 1.7.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Two similar class 117 railbuses at the station of Pécs.
Picture 4.4.2018 by Markku Salo.

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A three coaches long class 117 railbus train has stopped at the station of Tállya and the driver is getting instructions from the station master.
Picture from Tállya station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The same railbus train as in the picture above, but seen more from its side. The train driver lady has come out of her train and is getting some detailed instructions. Note that the train has no air conditioning. All possible windows are open as the outside temperature was close to +30C.
Picture from Tállya station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Still the same railbus train as in the two pictures above, here leaving Tállya station. Note that all three coaches are motorised as this line is quite mountaineous.
Picture from Tállya station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A two coaches long railbus train consisting of two motorised class 117 units waiting for connecting passengers from a mainline electric train with a class 431 old electric locomotive and a couple of coaches.
Picture from Szerencs station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Side view of the same train as above.
Picture from Szerencs station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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MAV-START class 418 diesel is bringing a regional express train into the station of Szerencs. This locomotive class was previously known as M41. It's a 1800 horsepower machine from the 1970s and early 1980s built by Ganz-MÁVAG. 114 machines were made and less than 80 remain today. They are used in front of express and regional trains on non-electrified lines and they can be used also with push-pull type of coaches.
Picture from Szerencs station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A class 418 diesel ready to start pushing a short push-pull train towards Tiszafüred.
Picture from Debrecen station 5.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The same train as above. The flat-faced steering cab coach at the front looks really old.
Picture from Debrecen station 5.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A diesel shunter locomotive of the class 478, formerly M47. These machines were built by FAUR in Bukarest 1974–1979. This is one of the first series machines which has a modest power rating of only 514 kW. The first and second series of this locomotive look a bit different and then there is still a third type, which is called M43, which looks like the 2. series of M47 but has a weaker engine. These M47s were built in 113 copies and they are therefore very common in Hungary.
Picture from Szerencs station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The same class 478 shunter as above, seen from its front.
Picture from Szerencs station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A closeup view of the same locomotive as above.
Picture from Szerencs station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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MAV Nohab-GM No. M61-002 has just arrived at Tapolca with a train from Budapest Deli in June 1993. All the remaining M61s were based at Tapolca depot in the background, and worked passenger trains up the north side of Lake Balaton. The Nohab roundnoses were US General Motors' locomotives which the Swedish company Nohab (Nydqvist & Holm AB) modified to suit European requirements and sold to many countries in the 1950s. Still in 2017 as this text is being written, many Nohabs are in use. Hungary was the only Soviet block country which bought these western locomotives. Photo by Andrew Cooke A.I.Cooke@FRCA.maff.gov.uk Uploaded Dec 14, 1995

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The Nohab roundnoses were and still are famous locomotives. The basic design is from pre-WWII USA, from General Electric Electromotive division GE EMD. The European machines were built under GM's license in Sweden by Nydqvist & Holm Ab Nohab in Trollhättan. They were sold initially to Denmark, Norway and socialist Hungary. Finland would also have wanted them. Today there are still many Nohabs in use in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and Kosovo. In Hungary they were called class M61.
Picture from Komarom station 8.6.2018 by Otto Tuomainen.

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A class 628, formerly M62, diesel is coming from a siding which leads to a stone quarry. It is hauling a really heavy train loaded with stone gravel, presumably for track maintenance. Soon it will enter the station area of Tállya. These famous machines are from the former communist times. They were built in Luhansk in eastern parts of Ukraine during the old Soviet times.
Picture from Tállya 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The same class 628 / M62 diesel as in the picture above, but seen closer with a long zoom lens.
Picture from Tállya 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Switcher locomotive of class 740 owned by the Ekspress Group / ZOS Zvolen. The machine was performing switching duties at the Hidasnemeti station, which is the first station on the Hungarian side when crossing the border from Slovakia. It is a former Czechoslovakian machine of the type T448.0, a diesel electric shunter machine built 1973 to 1989 by ČKD Praha in 620 copies.
Picture from Hidasnemeti 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The same locomotive as above, but seen from the other side.
Picture from Hidasnemeti 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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This diesel locomotive 468 001 is owned by a private company Bobo Kft. It is a well known type originally from what then was Czechoslovakia and it is most often known by its nickname "diver's mask". In Slovakia they are called class 750 or 757. Many of them were sold to Italy and if you look at this picture carefully, you will notice that this locomotive is registered in Italian register, although it carries its owner's internet address taping as www.bobokft.hu. In Hungary the company is registered in the city of Miskolc. The company services not only locomotives, but many other type of machinery as well and they own a small number of used locomotives. This one is their only "diver's mask".
Picture from Szerencs 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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This diesel locomotive belongs also to the company Bobo Kft just like the one pictured above. This type, class 449 used to be called in Hungary the MAV type M44. The machine is originally from the 1950s. They used to be commonplace throughout the former Soviet block world and some of them are still in use for example in Croatia, Romania etc. Its power rating is a very modest 440 kW and top speed is 80 km/h. It is a diesel-electric construction. The Hungarian machines were built by Ganz-Mawag in the early 1960s.
Picture from the station Miskolc-Gömöri 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A Lencse track maintenance motorcar of MAV. These new rail trucks date back to 2014.
Picture from Tállya station 4.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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