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Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:48 pm
by TimCC6558
I think you need to take a chainsaw with you next time! :D

Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:44 pm
by jsimantov
Hi Everyone,

These 3-axle carriages were commonly used until the early 70s in excursion trains. An Athens-Chalkis excursion organized by the ΕΡΓΑΤΙΚΗ ΕΣΤΙΑ ('Worker's Home', at that time a state controlled cultural association for workers) used to run every Sunday, at least until 1973. It was usually hauled by a Λγ steam locomotive, although towards the end it may have been hauled by an A200 (I have never seen it personally hauled by a diesel).

The timetable was that of an ordinary stopping passenger service, and it took 2:30 hours to reach Chalkis. When the train reached Chalkis, a railwayman would go through the carriages shouting to everyone that they should be back at the station by 19:00 (obviously, a microphone was an unheard of luxury in those days).

In the middle 70s these carriages were used in works trains, always in compositions of 4 to 5. I have often seen such trains, always empty, usually behind an A200.

Cheers,

Joseph

Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:42 am
by Olympus
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Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:45 pm
by ANAROUS
Greetings friends and wish you all the best for this forum.

Searching yesterday my photos I found this one which is not mine and do not remember who took it.
These wagons seem to me very unusual, Does anyone knows something about these two wagons;

Anastasios Roussos

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Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:02 pm
by christo
Thank you for your wishes ANAROUS and welcome to the forum. To be honest I never saw these wagons before. For those friends however who do not read Greek the Red one reads OSE (in full) and the Blue one reads Ministry of Defence.

christo.

Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:04 pm
by ANAROUS
You are right Christo the strange is that there is no ose logo!!!!



Anastasios Roussos

Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:32 am
by christo
Maybe you can do a lovely paint job on a pair of Roco ones :D like all the other paint jobs you did on so many Greek themes.

christo.

Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:11 am
by ANAROUS
This is what I am planning to do, but I don’t have any photo from the red one wagon

Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:56 pm
by GAZKGK
There were four of these coaches painted with different colours (that blue-purple shown in the photo, red, green and yellow) which participated in an exhibition of the army and the Railfans Club.

They are still at Lachanokipi in awfull condition inside the ''jungle".

Re: OSE exDB 5073 2320 321-370 B 3-axled carriages

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:19 pm
by ANAROUS
Thank you very much for info :D I hope someone have more photos of those coaches