This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Friday, September 30, 2022
Hungary - part 2
More photos from my trip to Hungary
Early morning in Kelenföld, the view from the hotel rooftop
In the evening in Budapest
Ganz CSMG is the oldest type of trams in Budapest - it is from the 1970s
Inside the tram
Budapest has also some trolleybus lines
Taking the metro line 2
Line 2 opened in 1970
Checking out some trains at Keleti station
Here is the night train to Munich and Zurich
Swiss and Hungarian wagons side by side
Line 4 is the newest metro line
Alstom Metropolis rail car, note that there is no train drivere
The line is fully automated, it is possible to use the cabin
Ikarus 280T trolleybus
Solaris–Škoda Trollino 12 IV
More trolleybuses a bit later in this post
First, some trains from already visited before Hosszúberek-Péteri station
400 865 on the line to Romania
"Heroes of the future"
1116 012, RCHun - Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt.
Class 60 diesel locomotive
The diesel-electric locomotives employed by CFR and built by Electroputere Craiova are known as classes 60 to 68 and were originally registered under the series 060-DA. They were based on a design created by SLM Winterthur, BBC Baden, and Sulzer Winterthur and bear, an external, resemblance to AE 6/6 Swiss electric locomotives.
On the following day at the Budapest-Györ line and Almásfüzitő felső station
Old DB diesel locomotive
386 020, Metrans "Hamburg"
186 438, RTB Cargo
M61 from Swedish company NOHAB
In the early 1960s twenty NOHAB diesel engines were built for Hungarian State Railways (MÁV), but due to the Iron Curtain, further imports were stopped in favor of M62 locomotives made in the Soviet Union. The Swedish locomotives were classified by MÁV as type M61 and proved versatile, highly reliable as well as economical to run. They were even used to haul non-stoppable radioactive waste transport trains from the Paks Nuclear Power Plant to Soviet reprocessing facilities, despite the availability of Soviet-made M62 engines. The M61 type has achieved cult status in Hungary because they were used to haul most of the express trains to holiday resorts around the Lake Balaton region. Their images became closely associated with teenage summer camps, exploration, and family recreation during the Socialism era when foreign travel was highly restricted for the average citizen. Today, the M61s are no longer in regular service with MÁV, most were scrapped but some were saved. One is still run on charter duties by a preservation group in Hungary and Romania and another one hauls track-laying machinery trains in the Budapest region. (Wikipedia)
193 266, TX Logistik
Budapest later same day/evening
More night trains from Budapest, this time from Nyugati station
Metropol Euronight train to Prague and Warszawa
Ikarus trollebus, picture taken 2022, but could be 1992