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Karlovy Vary – Johanngeorgenstadt

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by Tomas9970, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Tomas9970

    Tomas9970 Well-Known Member

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    I got really bored in the evening, so I decided to write (with a significant help from Wikipedia) about this track.
    History
    The track was first planned roughly in year 1855 as part of a track from Vien through Pilsen to Germany, but it was not built due to technical limitations between Vien and Pilsen.
    A new project of a regional railway was brought up in 1881. This project partially repesented it's current layout and it was later modified. The construction started in 1897 and it was put in service in 1899.

    The route layout is extreme in a lot of ways. The route is 46 kilometers long and the altitude ranges anywhere from 376 to 915 meters above sea level. It also has a higest inclination of 3%, that is located between stations Pernink and Potůčky. There are several viaducts and tunnels.
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    Track was closed in 1947 and kept for military puropses. Restoration works begun in 1989 and a first passager train ran through it in 1992.
     
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    Tomas9970 Well-Known Member

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    Scenery
    Scenery is one of two reasons why I picked this route (the second reason is it's difficulty) and there is a lot of it.
    Station Nová Role
    Desiro doesn't go there anymore if you are curious.
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    Some viaducts
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    Other pictures that don't have a category

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    Full run train camera
     
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    Tomas9970 Well-Known Member

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    Trains
    There are 5 types of trains currently in service.

    ČD 810
    Probably the smallest and weakest passanger train that can be found on Czech railways. It's 155 kW bus engine can barely get it to the top. It's in service since 1973
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    ČD 814
    An upgraded (yet still terrible) version of the ČD 810. It got in service in 2005.
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    Btax 780
    An unpowered version of ČD 810 used with various locomotives.
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    ČD 742
    One of two locomotives used to carry Btax 780s. It typically runs with 3 coaches. It entered service in 1977.
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    ČD 714
    One of my favourite engines that I couldn't miss. It also runs with three Btax 780 coaches. It got intruduced in 1994
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    ČD 833
    One of the newer trains on czech railways that entered service in 2012.
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    Please upvote the first post only so we can get a reliable like count.
     
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    Would love to see this route with the ČD 810. The proper challenge :cool:
     
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