A301 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Re: A301 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby BarbaPanagos » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:07 pm

If I'm not mistaken it was in 1985.
A301, A305 and A307 were already retired at that point, so never received the orange livery.
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Re: A301 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby christo » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:18 pm

The exact date of orangisation varied between different locos. When a general service was due, the Alco went to Piraeus blue and returned to Thessaloniki Orange. Me thinks the last remaining blue DL500 was the A.309. No doubt someone will know better and :oops: .

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Re: A301 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby Georgegala » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:46 pm

BarbaPanagos, you wrote about A305.Wasn't this loco the one that had crashed 2 times?One with an Λγ and another one that I cannot remember?Finally, it was scrapped in Thessaloniki as far as I know.Αnd it is not just DL500, it is DL500C :D :D
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Re: A301 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby BarbaPanagos » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:33 pm

George you're right, A305 is the one that crashed twice!

Back in the scale locos, a bit research is needed to decide the one we are going to model.

A302 is painted in the 90's scheme, OSE logo at the front, side logos and numbers under the side windows.
note that front and rear windows frames are painted black while the side ones are orange.

A306 has received the first "orange" livery of the 80's with no logo at the front and side logos behind the door.
Frames have retained their silver color.

Minor details like buffer color, white stripe "chevrons" etc vary among locos and period.
For example, orange A310 is the only one with orange windows frames at the front and rear...

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and the real things

A.302 in 1996, February, at Pireaus Port on a special train to Halkida. photo: Phil Wormald

A.302, 1996-02, at Pireaus Port on a special train to Halkida c.jpg


A.302 in 1989, February, at Promachon on train 1662 to Kulata. photo: Phil Wormald
note the differences between the two photos.

A.302 at Promachon on train 1662 to Kulata, 1989-02.jpg


Very interesting is that the "skirt" seems to be painted all Black! or is it just dirt!!!
Clearly shown at the next photo

A.302 at Thessaloniki-01/10/1990 photo: Hansjörg Brutzer - http://www.bahnbilder.de

A.302-thessaloniki-011090 Hansjörg Brutzer www.bahnbilder.de.jpg


And the A306 in 1989 and 1995...

A.306 in 1989 February, at Agios Ioannis depot. photo: Phil Wormald

A.306 & A-552 at Agios Ioannis depot, 1989-02.jpg



A.306 in 1995, June 19 at Agios Ioannis. photo: Rolf Stumpf

A.306 and A-503 stored in Athens Aghios Ioannis, June, 19th 1995.jpg
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Re: A301 - A310 ALCO DL500 'World' locomotives

Postby Georgegala » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:04 pm

I think I have seen the last photo on Alcoworld, but I cannot recognise the MLW behind it.It is either a502 or A505.
And, as for A305, she repaired after the first crash (with Λγ 991), but she was later destroyed and scrapped with the original blue paint in Μ.Θ.
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