Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MÁV 424.353 at the Train Station in Tokaj, Hungary

Let me start by presenting a steam locomotive that I've had the chance to see in late October, 2008. It is the MÁV 424.353, being displayed at the train station in Tokaj, Hungary. It is part of the many locomotives of the 424.000 series, which were the most famous and best steam locomotives of MÁV. A total of 514 such locomotives were built until 1958 (of which 149 were foreign orders) and most of them ran until 1984, when the steam locomotives were withdrawn from service in Hungary.

ID: MÁV 424.353
Wheel arrangement: 4-8-0
Length: 20.79 m
Weight: 83.2 t
Built: 1958
Builder: MÁVAG (Budapest)
Gauge: Standard (1435 mm)
Location: Tokaj, Hungary (train station)

The locomotive is a little rusty, but in a fairly good shape. It is not being used.


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