A301 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

A301 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby TimCC6558 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:19 pm

Since nobody else has seen fit to start a tribute to the magnificent ALCO DL500, I guess I'd better start the ball rolling with these shots taken at Thessaloniki depot in May 2000:

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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby TimCC6558 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:38 pm

And now for a sad one. Out to grass, awaiting the inevitable end:

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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby BarbaPanagos » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:42 pm

I love this machine!


Builder's typecode: FPD7 (DL500C)
Introduced: 1962
Builder: ALCo, USA
Construction nos.: 83513 - 83422
Number built: 10
Weight, tare: 99 t
Weight, total: 107 t
Fuel: 3028 l
Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'
Wheel diameter: 1016 mm
Length over buffers: 17958 mm
Wheelbase, total: 13392 mm
Bogie wheelbase: 4191 mm
Height overall: 4216 mm
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Diesel engine/zylinders: ALCo 251B/V12
Turbocharger: ALCo 600B
Rating: 1800 HP at 1025 rpm (after UIC)
Continuous traction effort: 18500 kg
Transmission: electric
Brake system: Westinghouse 6 SL

again Rolf Stumpf' gives us all the info http://alcoworld.railfan.net/a-301ser.htm


some early photos I think from the SFS site http://www.sfs.gr

Α.304 at Thessaloniki
Α.304 στο ΜΘ.jpg


and the rest at Athens

Α.306 στην Αθήνα.jpg


Α.308 στην Αθήνα.jpg


Α.310 στην Αθήνα.jpg
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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby TimCC6558 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:43 pm

Resurgam ALCO! This was the sight that greeted us at Alexandroupolis Town for a charter trip to Ormenio and back - can't think of a better way to start the day!!

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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby BarbaPanagos » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:39 pm

A.305 Ag. Ioannis 1974 photo: Niek Opdam

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A.302, Thessaloniki 1995 when it was still orange. photo: Fr. Elliot

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A.306 at Thessaloniki, in the original livery. photo: N.Sbarounis. Great photo, I just wish I had it shot!

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A.302 again, with the 335 (Budapest-Thessaloniki) and a great assortment of coaches, Idomeni 1997. photo: appearances can be deceptive http://www.flickr.com/photos/67492399@N00/
I wish I were there too!

A.302 with 335 (Budapest-Thessaloniki) Idomeni 1997.jpg
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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby TimCC6558 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:51 pm

Those last two shots are pure magic - you can hear that ALCO thump and the howl of the traction motors!
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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby Dimitris » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:12 pm

Vey nice pics Tim.

They will help on upgrading the ELECTROTREN model.

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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby TimCC6558 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:23 pm

Yep, got one in the cupboard awaiting the work, but can't decide whether I want a blue one or an orange one!
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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby Olympus » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:21 pm

Model;

conversion from Electrotren Renfe 316/318
made by Modellingcentre.gr

A.308

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A.302

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Re: A300 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby GAZKGK » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:42 pm

A 304 - Amfiklia

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A 302 being carryed to Athens on train 23503 at Larissa ... this summer.

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