AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby BalkanExpress » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:33 am

Good morning to all,

Do those DMUs has 1st class compartiment? Were they designed for local and regional traffic, as they had only 2nd class, as seen in photos?

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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby christo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:17 am

BalkanExpress,
These sets, as far as I know, were designed as intercity sets between Alexandroupolis - Salonica - Athens. They had no 1st class but they were classified as Express and therefor commanded a hefty supplement. You needed to be "first class" to afford the supplement.
Later, as they grew old. they were demoted to do local services.

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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby jsimantov » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:27 pm

Hi Everyone,

Actually, they were classified as 'ΥΠΕΡΤΑΧΕΙΑ΄when they were first delivered; their main task was Athina-Thessaloniki, and they were capable of running that distance in 6 hours (which is quite remarkable, given the state of the track in those days...)
Rumor went that Onassis, who owned Olympic Airways in those days, had complained to SEK for unfair competition; the OA DC6 took 3 hours to fly from Ellinikon to Mikra. Subsequently, the travel time was increased to 8 hours, and it remained such until reduced again in the middle 70s...

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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby christo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:57 pm

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Photo Balkanmodels: April 1995 at the DMU Shed sidings in Thessaloniki. AA 81 amongst other stock awaiting its fate.

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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby christo » Thu May 15, 2014 10:15 pm

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Photo Balkanmodels: April 1995 between the Carriage Shed sidings and the Engine Shed in Thessaloniki. I am sorry about the wire mesh in front of the camera. After a while, having befriended the cafe owner whose cafe adjoined the railway, I took the plunge and got closer for a better shot of AA85.

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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby tasosa327 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:25 pm

ferrostaal AA 71 Thessaloniki Drama in 1993 photos by Nikos Kantiris

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ferrostaal AA 71 Thessaloniki Drama in 1993 photos by Nikos Kantiris
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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby christo » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:20 am

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Photo Balkanmodels: August 1986 outside the DMU Shed Thessaloniki. An interesting Ferrostaal formation with a goods van sandwiched in between.

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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby christo » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:56 pm

Seeing this viewtopic.php?f=12&t=27&start=60 I remembered that they used to paint railcars there also.

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Photo Balkanmodels: August 1986 at the DMU Shed Thessaloniki. A Ferostal railcar being prepared before painting.

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Photo Balkanmodels: August 1986 at the DMU Shed Thessaloniki. A Ferostal railcar inside the paint shop on stilts. The painting is done but no stripes yet.

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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby tasosa327 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:24 pm

Good evening to all.
In 1962 Purchased 20 vehicles type 2 Bdh power 800 hp which gave AA.71-90 series. Along purchased 10 trailers of the same type (αρίθ.Αβφπτ 151-160) who had 1st and 2nd place and had a canteen. The vehicles were driving controls at both ends and seating for 68 passengers. The trailers had 18 seats in the 1st class and 28 seats in the second position.
The final speed reached 105 kilometers. Created so triple compositions made ​​in the ultra-axis Piraeus - Thessaloniki - Drama. Served with local services such as Piraeus - Chalkis, Thessaloniki - Larissa Alexandroupolis - Drama.
Today, only the AA72 as a museum in Alexandroupolis as well as trailers vehicle (P153) in Drama
Following a beautifull video by railtv.gr
http://www.railtv.gr/ferrostaal.html

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Re: AA71 - AA90 FERROSTAL ESSLINGEN DMU with TRAILERS

Postby BalkanExpress » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:14 am

Looking at the video at 04:58

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RailTV Ferrostaal


Which is the coach with rounded window which appear in the next track?

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