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A 7001-7005 - COUILLET 1888

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:54 pm
by christo
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Photo Balkanmodels: Kalamata Railway Park 1998. Locomotive A7003 (thank you Jason).

christo.

Re: A 7001-7005 - COUILLET 1888

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:27 pm
by christo
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Photo Balkanmodels: Kalamata Railway Park 1998. Another view of locomotive A7003.

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Photo Balkanmodels: Kalamata Railway Park 1998. A view from the other side of locomotive A7003.

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Photo Balkanmodels: Kalamata Railway Park 1998. A pile of valve gear, coupling rods and pipes from locomotive A7003?

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Photo Balkanmodels: Kalamata Railway Park 1998. More of the same from locomotive A7003?

christo.

Re: A 7001-7005 - COUILLET 1888

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:53 pm
by Georgegala
Yes christo you are right.The loco is now in Mesologgi, in better condition.Its name is Τρικούπης.One is in Athens Railway Museum.It is A5, ΜΕΣΟΛΟΓΓΙΟΝ.

Built by Marcinelle & Couillet, these locos were numbered A1-A5 by the SVDE and received the names:

ΤΡΙΚΟΥΠΗΣ
ΑΡΤΑ
ΑΓΡΙΝΙΟΝ
ΠΑΤΡΑΙ
ΜΕΣΟΛΟΓΓΙΟΝ

Technical part:

Wheel Diameter:
2800mm
Water Tank: 3,0m^3
Coal Tank: 20000kg
Length: 6, 850m
Pressure: 12atm

Re: A 7001-7005 - COUILLET 1888

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:44 pm
by EddieB
By the time I visited Kalamata in 2001, A.3 had received a coat of black paint (and the inevitable graffiti). It was missing chimney, coupling rods and nameplates (and probably much more besides).
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Kalamata Railway Museum, 19th November 2001. Edward Barnes.


Here it is, as preserved at Messolongion. It now sports a length of pipe as a false chimney and wooden replica nameplates, but the coupling rods are still missing. Alongside stands a statue of former Prime Minister Charilaos Trikoupis, for whom the locomotive was named.
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0-6-0T "TRIKOUPIS" (Couillet 933/1888), Messolongion 12th April 2018. Edward Barnes.

Re: A 7001-7005 - COUILLET 1888

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 pm
by christo
...and I thought the forum was dead.... Welcome EddieB. Always nice to see some more photos from Greece for those of us who do not live there.

christo.

Re: A 7001-7005 - COUILLET 1888

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:19 pm
by BarbaPanagos
Dead? No!
We are just lurking for a while :mrgreen:

Re: A 7001-7005 - COUILLET 1888

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:24 am
by EddieB
Not dead, just resting...

I discovered this forum while planning a recent visit - my first for sixteen years*. I may not have a lot to contribute, but it's a way of saying thank you to those who have built up the store of information here.

*Edited - I can't count!