Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Wed May 07, 2014 8:10 am

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Sat May 31, 2014 5:16 pm

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Photo Balkanmodels: June 1985 shooting at Θγ and other steam ladies in the distance. I decided that the large lens will make me too conspicuous so I ended up with a nothing photo. At least one can see the flimsy fence that protected the area around the Engine Shed in Thessaloniki in those days. At least the large earthquake 7 years prior to this picture did not have a wall to damage as it did around the station area.

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:33 am

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Photo Balkanmodels: April 1995. Locos Θγ 535 and Θγ 593 rusting together somewhere between the Carriage Shed and the Engine Shed Thessaloniki.

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Photo Balkanmodels: April 1995. Locos Θγ 535 and Θγ 593 rusting together somewhere between the Carriage Shed and the Engine Shed Thessaloniki.

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Photo Balkanmodels: April 1995. Locos Θγ 535 and Θγ 593 rusting together somewhere between the Carriage Shed and the Engine Shed Thessaloniki.

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby subcouds » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:10 am

Interesting photos!What about the U.S.A logo type at tender?Its survive along time... and why ΣΕΚ and ΟΣΕ never change this?Maybe this steam loco retired too early and remaining like reserve?
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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:20 am

These American locos had their USA logos changed by simply painting over them. With time the Greek layer of paint flaked off revealing the original logos. See also here viewtopic.php?f=16&t=253&p=3360#p3360

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby BarbaPanagos » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:29 pm

very interesting photos indeed! guess they would be very interesting for many US rail fans too

BTW, as I was looking at the older posts I noticed that the Θγ576 at page 3, strangely enough, has the numbering painted instead of the normal plates...

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:55 pm

strangely enough, has the numbering painted instead of the normal plates...

The locos that came from Italy had their numbers painted at first. When their plates were made later by SEK, they were fitted then.

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby GAZKGK » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:17 pm

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Faded SEK / OSE paint revealing both American and Italian numberings....
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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby BarbaPanagos » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:48 pm

I was looking at the great compilation of old movie scenes at the RailTV http://www.railtv.gr/thitag.html

that's where I found out that the Θγ575 (Baldwin 70340, FS 736.073) has been sold in 1984 to the South Coast Steam (UK) and is fully operational as the WD701 ''Franklin D.Roosevelt''
guess Christo has visited her ;)

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the photo has been found at this site http://www.railalbum.co.uk/steam-locomo ... s160-2.htm among other very interesting photos and info about the S-160

and some videos from youtube about ''our'' WD701
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4h6Vy9Ex6w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp8ITdDeE4k

and Θγ 559 in Lamia 28.7.74, photo: Niek Opdam from http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/ ... 8,page=all

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:11 pm

Railway Magazine December 1984.

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