Romanian ALCO classes and export versions
|A collection of phots taken by myself, Ian Demaine and Mircea Dorobantu. (A special mention mention should go to Ian, he was the person who invited me to Romania, Ian sadly died with cancer at the age of 32). Also thanks go to Antonio Bianco, Neil Robinson and Romain Viellard for their assistance. 66.0001 photo from Rolf's ALCoWorld. (December 2001, with deepest sadness I hear of the death of Antonio Bianco also). A word document of location of the CFR ALCO's is here, can anyone update sightings please?|
|61.0001 is seen at Oradea train R31, the westbound "Balt Orient Express" on the morning of 25 February 1992. PW||61.0001 is seen at Oradea with an eastbound Budapest - Bucuresti International express. Taken on the morning of 25 February 1992. PW|
|64.0007 is seen at Oradea, with Mixed train 3192 to work the branch train to Ceresig, the line was often worked by these Loco's. Oct 8th, 1992. The line is now closed. ID||64.0012-1, see in a very poor condition at Satu Mare, 10.07.1999. MD||A private 64, used on contractors trains (LDE 150-020 SUDAREC), Dornesti, 20.07.1999. MD|
Test loco 060-DF-001 was a one off prototype fitted with thyristor control of the electric transmission. The loco was not a success and was scrapped in 1985.
|060-DF-001 pictures from official Electroputere leaflet.||060-DF-001 at the Bucuresti trade fair in 1978. Photo from Locomotives International|
The class 66 and 67 are really one class, the 66 being the freight version, the 67 being the passenger version. Little is known of their duties, though likely in the north east as some are there abandoned in depots. Though 66.0004 was seen active near Cluj Napoca in 1995. Fitted with a 3000 horsepower V12 ALCO engine. The 67's were fitted with Electric train heating for passenger use, and were certainly used for a while.
|An Electroputere works photo of ex works class 67 Loco.||67.0001 at the Bucuresti trade fair in 1978. Antonio Bianco photo from Locomotives International||67.0001 on the depot at Iaşi, fitted with Electric Train heating. 6 May 1991. Ian Demaine.||67.0001 in a poor condition on the depot at Iasi, 19 July 1999. MD|
|A VERY rare picture taken by Antonio Bianco of 67.0002 arriving at Sighisoara on a passenger train.||67.0002 in poor condition in the Electroputere works at Craiova, 30 June 1999. MD||67.0002 in poor condition in sidings opposite Craiova station, 7 April 2002||66-0006-8, in a poor condition on the depot at Iasi, 19 July 1999. MD|
|67.0009 in poor condition in sidings opposite Craiova station, 7 April 2002||12-251 engine inside 67.0009, looking quite intact!!! 7 April 2002||67.0013-2, in a poor condition on the depot at Pascani, 19 July 1999. MD||A very rare photo of a 66 on a freight between Borod and Pojeni on 11 May 1994. Pierre Auriol|
Like the 66/67, the class 70 and 71 are really one class, the 70 being the freight version, the 71 being the passenger version, they share the same number block. Fitted with a 4000 horsepower V16 ALCO engine. The 71's were fitted with Electric train heating for passenger use, and were possibly used for a while, however being the class were not in use for long due the high running costs of such a big locomotive.
|70.0001, actually numbered as 66.0001, the four windows on side is clue it's a 70/71||71.0001 at Ramnicu Valcea on 20 August 2002. Photo by Andrei Berinde||A recent photo of long withdrawn 71-0001||70.0003 in poor condition in sidings opposite Craiova station, 7 April 2002|
|70.0008 dumped at Craiova on it's way to be scrapped in June 2000. Han Duijve||70.0010 at the Bucuresti trade fair in 1978. Antonio Bianco photo from Locomotives International||70.0012 is seen arriving at Rosiori Nord depot light engine 10 September 1991. Ian Demaine||70.0012 is seen stabled at Rosiori on 10 September 1991. Ian Demaine|
|70.0013 is seen dumped at Oradea. It was in poor condition. NR||70.0015 in poor condition on the depot at Iasi, 1 August 1999. MD||A recent photo of long withdrawn 70-0017||70.0020 in poor condition on the depot at Iasi, 19 July 1999. MD|
|70.0021 in poor condition in the Electroputere works at Craiova, 30 June 1999. MD||A recent photo of long withdrawn 70-0024||70.0025 is seen at Marasesti, waiting to work a freight train. Seen on September 13 1991. Photo by Ian Demaine.||70.0025 is seen at Marasesti, waiting to work a freight train. Seen on September 13 1991. Photo by Ian Demaine.|
|70.0027 on a freight between Cluj Napoca and Oradea in early 1990's. ID||70.0027 is seen dumped at Oradea. It was in poor condition. NR||70.0027 still at Oradea in summer of 2003. Now nearly covered in weeds! Jiga Dan||70.0028 is seen light engine near Oradea on 4 March 1991. ID|
|70.0029 is seen parked on the depot at Iasi, complete with padlock and chain on cab doors. 6 May1991. Ian Demaine.||70.0032, in the platform at Cluj Napoca on a freight. 7 May 1991. Ian Demaine.||Electroputere leaflet photo of 70.0010||Outline drawing from Electroputere leaflet|
LDE4000 A-551 class, more photos
The "Craiova's" as they were known in Greece finished in late 1990's by early 2001 they were all scrapped with exception of A-557, it does not have an engine, so unlikely ever to run again.
|OSE A-558 at Craiova works after repairs from accident damage||OSE A-558 at Craiova works after repairs from accident damage||Engine room of a LDE4000 showing the big 16-R251 engine||Outline drawing from Electroputere leaflet|
LDE2640 60-350 class
All locos now stored in Iran and out of use.
|RAI 60 class at Craiova prior to delivery to Iran||RAI 60.354 at Craiova prior to delivery to Iran||RAI 60.355 at Craiova prior to delivery to Iran||RAI 60.359 at Craiova prior to delivery to Iran|
|RAI 60.354 in Tehran undergoing modifications||Outline drawing from Electroputere leaflet||Engine room of a LDE2640 showing the 12-R251 ELO engine|
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