Σ.Θ. - 1883-1885 Belgian carriages

Re: OSE Passenger Coaches Questions

Postby GAZKGK » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:47 pm

They belong to one of the first rolling stock classes of the Thessalian Railways (Σ.Θ.) - Volos-Kalambaka and Volos-Larissa. Ten Luggage wagons with a 3rd class compartment, built by "La Metallurgique" Ateliers de Nivelles Belgique in 1883-1884 and initially numbered D 201-210.

Originally they did not have any balconies, but some of them got one or two during their later modifications that made each one look unique.

They were also reclassified as Δτ 201-210 according to ΣΕΚ standards where "Δ" means "luggage car", and the third class compartment was removed.
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Re: Σ.Θ. - 1883-1885 Belgian carriages

Postby BalkanExpress » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:32 am

Thank you, GAZKGK

Undoubtly it's an easy wagon to make it model. Is there any basic diagram/plan of that coaches?

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Re: Σ.Θ. - 1883-1885 Belgian carriages

Postby tasosa327 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:48 pm

Good evening to all members and friends .Yesterday Friday 15-9-2017 I visited the Thessaloniki International Fair to photograph the renovated Royal Wagon. Below I provide you with information about the history of this vehicle as well as photographic material I downloaded. Some information and 3 photos come from the internet.
THE ROYAL WAGON OF THESSALY RAILWAYS AA 1
The royal carriage of the former Railways of Thessaly is the vehicle that undertook the rail journeys of the royal family (or one of its members) on the lines Larissa-Volos and Volos-Kalambaka from the time of King George I and beyond. It was built in 1883 by the Belgian company "La Metallurgique Ateliers de Nivelles Belgique", which was responsible for supplying the metallurgical mesh network (1000 mm) with the required rolling stock (passenger and commercial wagons). Together with the coach, they were the two luxury wagons of the Thessalian railways. This level of luxury also indicates the "AA" digits of the number (AA 1), which is on the left of the frame (chassis). From a technical point of view, the royal vehicle follows the other passenger vehicles of the CT: Biaxial with a balcony at each end. The frame is metallic, while the wooden chassis is supported on it with a metal plate. The rolling of its radial wheels is achieved by means of sliding bearings while the suspension system, apart from the leaf springs, also includes a kind of secondary swing which uses elastic rings at six points for better cushioning . Internally, the royal carriage is divided into three compartments. The main one is the Lounge, the center of the vehicle for more comfort. With the luxurious sofas and their respective armchairs, it's what has the largest side windows. At both ends of the body are the smoke and the toilet, in a separate compartment of which is the toilet. Finally, at the two ends of the vehicle are the balconies - the open except the covered piece that is essentially the entrance. All of these rooms, of course, are also a reference point for their rich artistic decoration: from the mosaic floor and the painted and carved partitions of the apartments to the luxurious furniture and sanitary ware, the leather lining of the exotic floor and the elaborate metallic railings with their lamps. Its most characteristic is its exterior appearance, with the dark blue color and the royal emblem with the figures of Hercules, laterally. The royal vehicle, until January 1936, under the reign of George II, underwent a partial renovation, adding a water tank on its roof, electric lighting and a handbrake system.
Despite the fact that the date of its last route is still unknown, it seems that over time it has ceased to be preferred to other more modern means (rail or road), especially since the normalization of the Volos-Larissa line in 1960. In any case , the vehicle remained for decades on the site of the Volos Plant of the SEK / OSE. on alert for possible use. In August 2017 and at the initiative of the OSE its museum restoration was undertaken by E.E.S.S.T.Y at the Volos Plant.

To be continued........

Best regards Tasos

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Royal wagon AA1 8

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Royal wagon AA1 6

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Royal wagon AA1 5

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Royal wagon AA1 3

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Royal wagon AA1 2

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Royal wagon AA1 1
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Re: Σ.Θ. - 1883-1885 Belgian carriages

Postby tasosa327 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:01 pm

Photographic material from the Royal Wagon from the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki 2017 Part II.

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Royal wagon AA1 4

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Re: Σ.Θ. - 1883-1885 Belgian carriages

Postby BarbaPanagos » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:50 pm

Thanks Tasos for the photos and the story of the coach!
The restoration seems to be very successful too!!!
Do you have any photo of the smoking compartment to compare it with the photo at page 1?

Also, where is it going to be displayed? at Athens or Thessaloniki museum?

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Re: Σ.Θ. - 1883-1885 Belgian carriages

Postby tasosa327 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:41 pm

Good evening too all members and friends.The photos from the smokehouse Pano come from the internet and specifically from site http://mixanikosose.blogspot.gr but as far as I know OSE has not yet decided to which museum the wagon will go. I believe he will go to the Athens Museum.

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Re: Σ.Θ. - 1883-1885 Belgian carriages

Postby Georgegala » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:27 pm

Now it is in Volos Shed with the Pelion steam locos.....
However, what exactly did the third class have?
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