This train is a rarity in two senses. Firstly it is of a type which used to be quite common
during the old communist times, but which is in its old, unmodified, original state an absolute rarity in modern Slovenia.
And secondly as it is quite rare to spot a regional train in Slovenia which is not totally spoiled by covering
graffiti. This one is a pearl :-) The train, a class 813/814 pair was made by Fiat in Italy in 1973-76 and it is
almost identical with the Italian Trenitalia class ALn668 which it is based on. It is a two coach diesel multiple
unit for regional traffic, with a top speed of 100 km/h and a very modest power rating of only 294 kW. This train
is still one of the so called "zero" series, numbers 814-0xx. Most of these trains were later heavily modernised
and they today look more like the German class 614 with totally new front parts and new doors. But this is still
one of the original ones - except for the small air conditioning apparatus on top of the driver's cab, which
certainly wasn't there during communist times. Also during communist times, these trains were dark green. But
nevertheless, I was really happy to get this picture. Compare with the picture above, which shows the same train
after a thorough refurbishment and after receiving new drivers cabs, doors etc. Hard to believe it is the same train,
but it is.
Photo from Celje station 2.7.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.