A401 - A410 Jung

A401 - A410 Jung

Postby christo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:39 am

BM A402 works.jpg

BM A404 works.jpg

Both work photos of loco A402 and loco A404

BM A410.jpg

Photo SEK. Loco A410 in Line 1 in Thessaloniki.

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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby theo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:01 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: i want more......
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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby christo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:32 pm

theo there are far more photos on the net but here is one more from me.

BM A400 MR Dec67.jpg

Photo Modern Railways December 1967. An unidentified loco in Thessaloniki.

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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby BalkanExpress » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:37 pm

Good afternoon to all,

I've seen some,but little,pictures about that 'bulky'locomotive,always in colour and in a terrific state. Those pictures remembered me those balkan railways during and post balkan wars.

For those that knew them and have information...were those locos suscessfull? Did railwaymen appreciate them in particular?

They remembered me those General Motor locos for export that you can still find in Danish Railways (Mz class) and of course,in Spanish Railways (the beloved 333 serie). Are they a model biult under lisence by Jung?

So many questions,sorry. Regards

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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby jsimantov » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:45 pm

Hi everyone,

The 'Siemens' es, as they were commonly nicknamed operated mostly heavy passenger trains on the Athens-Thessaloniki line. They were, to my knowledge, never used beyond Thessaloniki, mainly because it was not long before these locomotives acquired the reputation of being too sensitive and axle-trouble prone. The really bad state of the Thessaloniki-Alexandroupoli line at that time (we're talking about the late 60s-early 70s) precluded them from working that section of the network.

Apparently, these engines were quite sophisticated for the Greek Railway environment, and towards the end of the 70s most of them were converted to spare part warehouses for the few who were still operational. They occasionally worked Athens to Volos and Athens to Lianokladi stopping passenger trains, and I have photographed myself No 403, possible the last remaining engine in working order, in Athens in 1981. I'll post the pic in the forum.

There was a rumor in the late 70s that Siemens/Jung had offered to repair these engines but somehow OSE refused the offer...

Summarizing, the A401s were never popular with the Greek railwaymen; back in those days, the latter have always had the tendency to compare every locomotive class with the ALCO A300s...

All The Best,

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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby GAZKGK » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:10 pm

A 407, the only survivor at Larissa depot...

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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby tasosa327 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:22 pm

There are two interesting videos
http://www.railtv.gr/siemens400.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPMLQ2cu1xY

a407a_plates_larissa_020597.jpg
2-5-1997 Larissa

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6-5-1997 Αcharnai

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Germany September 1967 Final trial before the trip to Greece
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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby christo » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:43 pm

BM DK A403.jpg

Photo from our friend Dimitrios Koffas. Loco A403 still earning its keeps in Athens.

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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby BalkanExpress » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:37 pm

Love that picture, Christo!

Merry Christmas to all you

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Re: A401 - A410 Jung

Postby christo » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:53 pm

..and two more in colour.

BM A400 sek.jpg

BM A405 sek.jpg

Photos from the Internet (possibly SEK)

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